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Tickell to lead Eagles

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mansfield Legacy assistant coach Brian Tickell is the Decatur Eagles’ new baseball coach.

The Decatur school board approved a contract for Tickell and two other coaches Monday night.

Tickell takes over for Chris Carter, who is headed to Chico to be an assistant.

Decatur Athletic Director Mike Fuller said he worked with Tickell previously at Colleyville Heritage.

“I liked the way he coaches baseball and football,” Fuller said. “He’s a great teacher.

“He has an extensive background in baseball and was one of the first people I thought of when the job came open.”

Legacy will play Prosper this week in the Class 4A Region II semifinal.

Ron Taylor was added to coach the secondary in football and Wes Campbell to work with the linebackers. Taylor was coaching at Haltom. Campbell was with Fuller previously at Heritage.

Fuller has one more opening on his staff to fill.

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