Former Lincoln High star and coach Jon Kitna on Thursday night was officially named the football coach at Waxahachie High School, a 5A program south of Dallas, a school official said.
Kitna, a former NFL quarterback who coached the Abes football team the past three years, wasn’t present at the time of the 6 p.m. (Central Time) board meeting because his flight from Sea-Tac Airport was delayed by weather.
The board members proceeded without him and the vote passed 6-0 with one member absent. The meeting lasted less than 10 minutes.
“By the time he got there, the board had already made the motion, accepted it and adjourned,” Waxahachie public relations director Candace Ahlfinger said. “They were just really excited about his coming.”
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The details of Kitna’s contract weren’t immediately available.
Kitna arrived at about 8:30 p.m. and briefly addressed the local media.
Kitna said Wednesday that as many as five of his assistant coaches at Lincoln would be leaving with him.
The Daily Light, a Waxahachie newspaper, reported that the district will hear a recommendation to add additional coaching positions at its next school board meeting and that current assistants at Waxahachie were safe in their jobs.
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