Oldham fired as Jeffersonville football coach

Oldham fired as Jeffersonville football coach

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Oldham fired as Jeffersonville football coach

Four-year coach went 27-16

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Four-year coach went 27-16

Lonnie Oldham

Lonnie Oldham

 

Lonnie Oldham has been fired as the football coach at Jeffersonville.

Oldham went 27-16 in four years with the Red Devils. He was notified of his removal on Thursday afternoon.

Alfonzo Browning, a Jeffersonville assistant for 8 years under former coaches Steve Cooley, Bob Redman and Oldham, was named interim coach during an emergency meeting with Jeffersonville athletic director Todd Satterly.

“It was an easy decision for me,” Browning said. “Ultimately, it’s not about me or Coach Oldham, it’s about the kids and the community of Jeffersonville.”

The timing of the change puts pressure on the program. Official practice sessions start on Aug. 3, and the Red Devils open the 2015 season on Aug. 21 at Pulaski County (Ky).

“The timing is bad, but I’ve been here eight years and I know the system,” Browning said. “I know the kids. We won’t change anything.”

School officials at Jeffersonville could not be reached for comments.

The Devils went 8-2 in 2014. Oldham took over for Redman (who went 1-9 in his only season in 2011) and never had a losing season. Jeffersonville went 8-4 and reached the Class 5-A sectional final in 2012. Jeffersonville now competes in Class 6-A.

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