PERRY – Northside defensive coordinator Kevin Kinsler was named the Eagles’ head football coach on Tuesday.
Kinsler was named as a preferred replacement by outgoing head coach Conrad Nix at a press conference this past Tuesday.
It was a bit of surprise announcement after Northside principal Mark Scott said a week ago that he didn’t anticipate a hire coming in the next week.
Kinsler has received a great deal of credit for molding the Eagles’ defense into one of the best in the state during the past 15 years. His defenses have allowed an average of less than 10 points per game nine times since 1998 and have allowed more than 15 points per game only once in that span.
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“I know that (Kinsler) is a winner, that he works hard at it,” Nix said at his retirement press conference. “He’s a Northside guy. He played on an undefeated team. He’s one of those guys who was an overachiever athletically. Hopefully, everything will work out, and I feel good about the possibility of staying in line. But that’s still to be determined.”