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Collection # DRT-130.0-003

WA Football Programs,
1998- Present

Main Entry: Athletic Director
Annual Accrual

Biographical/Historical Note:
The first Athletic Director for Woodward Academy was Ira Sanderson. At that time, the Athletic Director was also head of the Physical Education Department. When Sanderson became Director of Admissions in 1973, Petty Ezell, a biology teacher and football, basketball, and baseball coach, was appointed AD. Ezell retired from the school in 2000 and was replaced by Dave Chandler, who had been a coach and principal of the Middle School.

Graham Hixon became the head football coach in 1963. After many successful years, including two state championships in 1970 and 1980, Hixon retired in 1987. Johnny Stallings, who came to GMA in 1966, became head football coach in 1988 and retired after the 1997 season. He was followed as head coach in 1998 by Dale Wiggins who came to WA in the early 1980s.

Scope and Content:
Arranged in chronological order, this collection consists of football programs beginning in 1998. See Collection #DRT-130.0-002 for previous GMA and WA football programs. Systematic collection of football programs began in 1998 and continued through annual accrual of department records transfer from the Athletic Director's Office.

Subject Headings:
Student Organizations- Band 230.4


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