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 past three months have seen all three high schools in the Moore School District lose a head football coach. Westmoore’s Billy Langford resigned and was replaced by Adam Gaylor. Moore’s Todd Watters was fired three weeks ago and that position is still open.
The search to replace Brickman will need to begin soon with summer workouts just beginning. According to Adams, Brickman told the team assistant coach Spencer Braggs would be the interim coach until the district hires a full-time coach.
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.