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Sports Update: KHS coaches former and present getting new jobs while Wildcat player narrows interest

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One recent coach and one former coach for the KISD Athletic program have recently earned new jobs. While a soon to be senior Wildcat has been getting interest from all over the county. {{more: continue …}}
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Rachel Dixon ??

Current Kennedale High School coach and former University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) volleyball player Rachel Dixon is returning to the Permian Basin after being named the new girls volleyball coach at Midland Lee High School.?

Dixon, from Arlington, replaces Amy Long, who took the head volleyball job at Greenwood. The Lady Rebels finished 29-10 in 2019 and have made the playoffs each of the last three seasons.

Dixon spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Kennedale High School, her alma mater.
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Kennedale finished 37-8 last season and advanced to the Class 4A state semifinals. At UTPB played as a right outside hitter at UTPB from 2014 through 2017 and was recognized as a UTPB scholar-athlete following her senior season.
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Jay Zeller ??

Former KHS coach Jay Zeller has been appointed by Robinson ISD as its new athletic director. He goes to Robinson after a five-year stint as the assistant athletic director at Grapevine Colleyville ISD. Zeller has also had past coaching stints at Mansfield, Kennedale and Jacksonville, with experience overseeing both boys and girls teams.
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J.D. Coffey ?

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J.D. Coffey is a 6-foot, 180-pound safety from Kennedale and is the No. 186 player in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Rivals has Coffey rated the No. 5 rated safety in the country and the No. 7 overall player from the state of Texas for the class of 2021.
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He has generated interest from DI school across the country. He recently released this top six universities where he would like to play after this coming season. The list posted include the following in the order of his listing – Oregon, Washington, Michigan, LSU, Baylor, and Texas.

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