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Fuller starts job at Decatur

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mike Fuller introduced himself to his new players at Decatur High School Monday and spoke briefly.

“I told them who I was, what I’m about and my expectations,” said the new Decatur football coach and athletic director. “I want them working hard and competing in everything they do.”

The Decatur school board hired Fuller last Thursday to take over for Kyle Story, who left in February to start the program at Frisco Independence High School. Fuller comes to Decatur after seven years at Colleyville Heritage.

He said he was impressed with the work he saw in offseason on his first day Monday.

“They are working their tails off. Everyone is positive and encouraging each other,” Fuller said.

Along with meeting his players, Fuller is working to meet the current staff. He said he’s met with football, basketball, track and middle school coaches.

“I have a few more people to meet,” Fuller said.

He will be making recommendations for staffing soon. He plans to bring in new offensive and defensive coordinators after Jayson Lavender and Nick Stokes headed to Frisco to join Story’s staff.

Fuller said he will bring in Tony Roth to serve as defensive coordinator – the job he held at Colleyville Heritage.

“My philosophy in building a staff is hiring the absolute best people, even if they coach the same position,” Fuller said. “Find the best people and then assign them.”

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