Granger, Keyes among STCA coaches of year

Published 6:02 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Southeast Texas Coaches Association has named Port Arthur Memorial boys track coach Darrell Granger and Port Neches-Groves boys golf coach Ricky Keyes as Coach of the Year in their respective sports.

The Coach of the Year presentation will take place at Holiday Inn in Beaumont at noon Saturday, Jan. 30.

West Orange-Stark football coach Cornel Thompson, WO-S baseball coach Shea Landry and Orangefield boys powerlifting coach John Davis will also be honored.

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KFDM’s Andrew Chernoff was named Media Person of the Year.


Port Neches-Groves Indians football coach/athletic director Brandon Faircloth temporarily quieted rumors of taking another job Tuesday morning.

It has been rumored over the last two weeks of Faircloth being named football coach at Lovejoy High School in Lucas, located east of Allen and 38 miles northeast of Dallas.

Faircloth said in a text message Tuesday, “I haven’t been offered any job. Any rumor about me leaving is totally false.”

Faircloth is 51-29 in seven seasons at PN-G. The Indians won a share of the District 22-5A in 2015 and won their first playoff game since 2010. Angleton eliminated PN-G with a 48-30 victory in the second round.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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