In his two years as Southmoore’s skipper, the ‘Cats racked up a 13-7 record. Before taking over as head coach in 2012, Brickman was the teams’s offensive coordinator for four years under coach Chris Jensen.
Jensen left Southmoore after the 2011 season to build a football program at OBU. He took with him several coaches from the SaberCats’ staff and Brickman will now join his former co-workers.
“I was shocked,” sophomore quarterback Conner Uselton said. “I’m glad he gets the opportunity to coach in college.”
The search to replace Brickman will need to begin soon with summer workouts just beginning. Assistant coach Spencer Braggs has been named the interim coach until the district hires a full-time coach.
“The football program at Southmoore is very solid, and I have every confidence that the coaching staff there has the capability and drive to carry on the established excellence of SaberCat football,” Brickman stated.
Change is coming: Moore Public School’s Superintendent Robert Romines said a shake-up to the district’s administration is on the way. And that could mean moving district athletics director Carl Franks to another position.
“We are excited about some of the things we’re going to be proposing,” Romines said. “We’re not quite there yet as far as releasing that to the public, but we’ve got some changes coming on. We’re looking forward to that and I think (Franks) is too. He’s still with us. He’s not going anywhere. “
Whatever changes Romines has in store will not take place until at least the end of June or early July because the fiscal year starts July 1.
Romines gave only a few reasons for moving Franks and other personnel.
“Just a change and strengthening several programs, and we’re going to get there,” Romines said. “It’s just going to take us a little time. There was no hidden agenda or that type of thing. Just a different direction in different areas. We’re hoping to piece it all together before July 1. That’s my hope.”
Franks was unable to be reached for comment.