Talihina boys coach leaving for Stuart; Assistant girls coach, softball coach stepping in

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.“It was a job I had my eye on for a while,” Farriell said. “It's a basketball-baseball school. You get to start playing a month early, and have that much more practice time — unlike a football school. It's a small school. The kids work hard there, and that was something that made me excited.”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.“It's going to be good to be back on the (boys') sidelines,” Dickson said. “We're really excited about it. I had a great two years helping coaching the girls with Coach (Jeff) Oliver.”