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After one year as coach of the Talihina Golden Tigers basketball team, Coach Darrick Farriell is moving on.
Farriell will become the new coach of the Stuart Hornets.
â€śIt was a job I had my eye on for a while,â€ť Farriell said. â€śIt's a basketball-baseball school. You get to start playing a month early, and have that much more practice time â€” unlike a football school. It's a small school. The kids work hard there, and that was something that made me excited.â€ť
It did not take long to find Farriell's successor. Talihina Assistant Girls Coach/Softball Coach Darian Dickson will take over. Dickson coached boys basketball at Thackerville, Amber-Pocasset and Bray-Doyle before coming to Talihina.
â€śIt's going to be good to be back on the (boys') sidelines,â€ť Dickson said. â€śWe're really excited about it. I had a great two years helping coaching the girls with Coach (Jeff) Oliver.â€ť