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The LHS coaching staff hired two new coaches this off season and promoted two coaches to the high school level.

Departing from the Levelland coaching family were Blandon Hancock, Zakarl Wadley and D’Nae Wilson.

Hancock is headed to Brownwood where he will be the head coach for the Lion baseball program.

Wadley moved 30 minutes east to Estacado High School in Lubbock. He will serve as an assistant basketball coach and track coach for the Matador program.

Coach Wilson resigned as Loboette junior varsity basketball coach. Wilson was a coach at Levelland Middle School for six years and spent one year at the high school level.

Wilson will continue to teach science at Levelland High School when classes begin in August.

"I am happy those guys got move on and grow as coaches," explained Levelland Athletic Director Jared Sanderson. "We have always had a great staff here. A lot of other places you coach at are filled with egos, but this is a family environment and we are truly going to miss the guys who moved on."

"I fully understand the reasoning behind the choices they made and wish them the best of luck," he added. "It is just the nature of the business."

Joining the Lobo staff as the new outside linebacker coach and assistant baseball coach to fill the holes left by Hancock will be James Cavitt, father of receiver coach Kyle Cavitt.

Cavitt comes from Marlin, Texas where he served several different roles as a coach for the Marlin Bulldogs.

"Cavitt comes to us with 20 plus years of coaching experience," said Sanderson. He has coached almost every position and we are excited to have him," said Sanderson.

"Cavitt was also a Major League Baseball scout for the Tampa Bay Rays," he continued.

"So, like I said earlier, Cavitt will bring a ton of knowledge to the table and based off what I have seen from his son Kyle, he should be great with the players also," stated Sanderson.

New to the high school level this season will be three year Levelland Middle School Coach Jose Gonzales.

Coach Gonzales slides in to fill the last vacant spot on the Lobo coaching staff. Gonzales will help coordinate things from the booth on Friday nights and assist with the track program during the spring.

"Coach Gonzales has been coaching at the middle school for past three years," Sanderson explained. "He was our middle school coordinator and did a great job running that show for us the last few years

"He is a very disciplined and organized person. he runs very structured practices and the players respect him," he continued. "He will be a big asset to us at the high school level."

Also being promoted from within will be first year volleyball coach Laurie Smith.

Smith had previously served as an English Instructor at Levelland High School, but she stepped down from her teaching position this summer to become the high school librarian and junior varsity volleyball coach.

"Coach Smith is full of energy and the kids will definitely respond to that," said Sanderson. "She is very organized and a high character person. We are happy to have her on the team."

Rounding out the list of new coaches is a familiar face. Trevor Tucek returns to the Levelland coaching staff after spending one year at Sonora as the head basketball coach and the girls athletic coordinator.

Tucek will coach girls freshman basketball and help out with the Loboette track program in the spring.

"We are really glad to have Trevor back," stated Sanderson. "I think he is going to bring a lot of knowledge to the table as far as understanding how a program works."

"All the players love coach Tucek and we are excited to have him back on the LHS staff coaching our kids," concluded Sanderson.


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