Lone Oak’s first-year head football coach Vince Taylor has been reassigned after the Buffaloes started the season with a 1-5 record.
Taylor has been reassigned to another position in the school district and Larry McFarlin has been named as the Buffaloes’ acting head coach, according to Nate Compton, Lone Oak’s athletic director.
“He (McFarlin) assumed that role on Monday,” said Compton.
“It’s in the best interest of the district and in the stability of the program moving forward,” Compton said of the coaching change.
McFarlin had been serving as a varsity assistant coach and coordinator of the Lone Oak Middle School athletic program, according to Compton. He’s been a head coach at Howe and Bonham.
This was Taylor’s first head coaching position. He had been an assistant at Commerce, Scurry-Rosser, Irving Nimitz, Duncanville, Gainesville, El Paso Burges and Dallas schools Lincoln, Skyline, Roosevelt and South Oak Cliff.
Lone Oak’s been hit hard by injuries at the quarterback position and has played four different quarterbacks. The Buffaloes are 0-2 in District 5-3A-I including losses of 40-12 to Commerce and 36-0 to Van Alstyne. The Buffaloes’ next game is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Howe.