Ken Cooperman is leaving football.
Cooperman will likely coach the final game of a 33-year career on the sidelines in the opening round of districts Friday at Mountain View-Liberty. His resignation was accepted last week by the Houston school board.
Cooperman plans to retain his position as high school science and health instructor for at least one more year.
“This is something he and I have talked about for awhile,” HHS head football coach Eric Sloan said. “He’s coached for 33 years, and I understand. He’s getting to the age where he wants to explore other things in life and spend more time with his family. I can’t fault him at all for that.”
Sloan and Cooperman coached together at both Cabool and Houston. He has served as Sloan’s defensive coordinator the past two years at HHS.
“Everything that he has done for me and my coaching career, I’m forever grateful,” Sloan said. “Selfishly, I hate to see him go. He’s good for Houston and good for these kids.”