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Liberty Christian's Barton Hundley out as head coach, reassigned

Barton Hundley
Barton Hundley

Liberty Christian's Barton Hundley was reassigned Monday after four years as the school's head football coach.

Liberty Christian athletic director Zack Vest confirmed the move Tuesday but declined to go into specifics on the decision. Vest said Hundley will remain at the school as a teacher and track coach. A search for a new football coach will begin immediately, he added, with a goal of filling the position by the third week in January.

"This definitely has nothing to do with his character or ethics," Vest said of Hundley. "We were blessed to have him as our head football coach for as long as we did. He did a good job of keeping our program Christ-centered, and the way he coached reflected that. The administration just felt that it was time to give this a different shot and head in a different direction."

Hundley took over for the 2014 season and was 24-21 in four years. He led the Warriors to the playoffs every year and won one playoff game. Liberty Christian finished 6-5 in 2017. 

STEVE GAMEL can be reached at 940-566-6869 and via Twitter at @NewspaperSteve.