After eight seasons of totaling 18 wins and 57 losses, the Madera South football team will have a new head coach leading the program.
Dane Cook, a 1982 Madera High graduate, officially took over the position previously held by Scott Donegan, who resigned in November after guiding the Stallions football team since the school opened in 2006.
“I feel really honored and I’m grateful for this opportunity,” Cook said after the school board approved him on Tuesday. “It’s going to be great and I’m looking forward to it. I grew up here and played at Madera High in the early 1980s for Bill Sparks. We went to two Valley Championship games and I had some great experiences playing football out there in Memorial Stadium. I know the community real well and a vast majority of my staff are former players from this town who are invested in this community and excited to be here at Madera South.”
Cook — a former defensive coordinator with 15 years of high school coaching experience — inherits a Madera South team that went 1-19 in the past two seasons including a 0-10 mark in the County/Metro Athletic Conference...