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Copeland resigns from Eisenhower post

Eisenhower High School is searching for a new football coach after receiving a resignation early this week from Boone Copeland who directed the Eagle program for the past six years.

Ike Principal Rod Elam confirmed the report when contacted, and he added that the Lawton Board of Education accepted the resignation during its regular monthly meeting Thursday at Shoemaker Center.

Anonymous calls to the Constitution sports desk, as well as postings on social media sites indicated that Copeland was "forced out" but neither Elam nor Copeland had any comment when asked about those reports.

"Let me say this, in the five years that I have served as principal, Boone has proven to be a very hard worker who was dedicated to this program and cared deeply about the players," Elam said. "He was great to work with and he was an excellent classroom teacher. He teaches biology for us and does a great job. And one thing I liked, his players were among the best and brightest on campus, and many of them are involved in the National Math and Science Initiative.

"But, it sometimes comes down to other factors when you are coaching, but I truly appreciate what he's done for our school."

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