Whitehouse eyes Cook as next head football coach

Published on Friday, 8 February 2013 22:52 - Written by Shane Stark

Adam Cook will be recommended as the next head football coach at Whitehouse during a board meeting Monday, CBS 19 reported Friday night.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph’s news partner cited four sources close to the situation, who confirmed that the Wildcats’ current offensive coordinator is the only finalist remaining. WISD assistant superintendent and athletic director Richard Peacock wouldn’t confirm nor deny the information.

If approved, Cook would take over for longtime head coach and athletic director Randy McFarlin, whose contract wasn’t renewed after guiding the Wildcats to the playoffs for the seventh straight season last fall.

Cooks’ offense has ranked among the state’s best in recent seasons, plus returns most of its core players in 2013.

That includes star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, an NCAA Division I FBS recruit. It also includes receiver Jake Parker, who led the Wildcats in catches this past season despite being on the same receiving corps as Texas Tech signee Dylan Cantrell.

McFarlin finished his nine-year tenure at Whitehouse with a 59-43 record, having led the Wildcats to a 10-2 record in 2012. School officials informed him prior to the season that his contract would not be renewed, because the district wanted to “move in a different direction.”