By Matt Goisman
McALESTER — McAlester’s school board approved multiple coaching reassignments and one new coach for McAlester Public Schools on Monday. As expected, Chris Zike has been named new head coach for varsity boys’ basketball, while Justin Bond will take over as head coach for varsity softball in the fall and varsity baseball in the spring.
Zike has been a Buffs assistant basketball coach for 10 years. Bond coached junior-high softball last year, has been an assistant baseball coach and also coaches McAlester’s summer baseball team.
With Zike’s move to basketball, Jude Schlesselman will take over the boys’ golf team. Schlesselman coached junior-high golf last year and has also been assistant coach on the football team.
Aron Holt will take over the girls’ golf team next spring and also coach the freshman girls’ basketball team. Holt was an assistant coach for the football, girls’ basketball and soccer teams during the 2012-13 school year.
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