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  • The search begins: Frashier resigns as Ripley High football coach

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  • RIPLEY - On Tuesday evening Ripley principal Will Hosaflook confirmed that Ripley High School football coach Jimmy Frashier had officially resigned from the position.
    The 1986 Ripley High graduate will also step down from his teaching position at the school as a graduation coach to accept the Ravenswood High School assistant principal's position.
    Frashier, 44 is to report to his new position on April 17.
    During his decade long run as head coach in the rugged Mountain State Athletic Conference, he won 36 games and led the Vikings to the third playoff victory in school history (2009).
    Retired coach Frank Marino engineered the remaining post season victories in 1986 and 2002, his final season.
    "This wasn't an easy decision for me. My decision was based on doing what is best for my family and reaching my career goals. I love Ripley High School and the community that surrounds it. I also look forward to making a positive impact on Ravenswood High School and working with the community there," said Frashier.
    The Vikings finished 5-5 last season and with a couple of breaks could have been a playoff team. The cupboard is not bare for the next blue and white skipper.
    Hosafllook took time to reflect on Frashier's impact.
    "Jimmy is a fabulous educator and those who know me understand that this is what is most important in my eyes. Good educators make good coaches and Jimmy's ability to communicate is one of his strongest traits. He will do a wonderful job for Ravenswood High School, he deserved this opportunity."
    The official search for the 22nd Viking football coach will begin immediately. Frashier also resigned his position as girls tracks and field coach.
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