DUNCAN — J.T. Cobble is the new head football coach at Duncan High School, after the school board approved the hire at Thursday night's special meeting.
Cobble takes over for Craig Benson, who was at the helm for Duncan the past four seasons before stepping down in March.
"This is a great time to be at Duncan," Cobble said shortly after the move became official. "The administration has done the things they need to do to get this program going in the right direction.
"Coach Benson got it going, and I'm just adding to what he started. It's an exciting time for Duncan football."
A return to western Oklahoma for Cobble comes after a four-year run as Stilwell’s head coach. The 2017 season was his most successful, compiling a 5-5 record — Stilwell’s best mark in 14 years — and narrowly missing the playoffs in District 4A-4. The Indians, beating rival Sallisaw for the third time in 50 years, put forth one of their best offensive years in program history, racking up 350 points, including three consecutive 50-point efforts in a 3-0 nondistrict run to begin the season.
At Duncan, Cobble, former offensive coordinator at Chickasha under his father Tom Cobble, will lead a Demon team that went 3-7 in 2017.