After spending 18 years at Coyle, Sumrall will become Superintendent of Okarche Public Schools
Superintendent of Coyle Public Schools Josh Sumrall announced today that he will be leaving Coyle after 18 years to become the Superintendent of Okarche Public School, effective as of July 1, 2020.
"I have spent 18 years, my entire career, at Coyle Public schools employed as a teacher, coach, principal and Superintendent of Schools, the last 10 years," Sumrall said in his announcement. "I have worked with some tremendous people throughout the 18 years and have made many great memories, achieved some great accomplishments and made some very close, life long, friends. I want to thank everyone that has helped me along the way as we tried to make Coyle Public Schools the best that we could and gave it all we had. As of July 1, 2020, my family and I will be starting a new chapter in our lives. We will be moving to Okarche, Oklahoma where I will be Superintendent of Schools at Okarche Public Schools. We are extremely excited about this new adventure, but will always hold a special place in our hearts for Coyle Public Schools and Coyle, Oklahoma."
Sumrall said it was a tough decision to leave Coyle but Okarche was one of the few places he would have ever considered.
"I told my wife that there weren't too many places I would leave Coyle for and Okarche was one of those places," Sumrall said. "They made me an offer I couldn't refuse. It's bittersweet because it's hard to leave a place that you've been at for 18 years. Coyle will always hold a place in our hearts and it will always be home to us."
In addition to accepting the Superintendent position at Okarche, Sumrall will also become the school's athletic director. Sumrall says he will not be coaching at Okarche next season.
"Okarche already has great coaches over there, so I'm only going to be the Superintendent and the athletic director," Sumrall said. "I won't close the door on ever returning to coaching, but I feel like it's a good time to hang up the whistle right now."
If Sumrall doesn't return to the coaching ranks, he will finish his head coaching career with 301 wins and one state title.