Todd Sutherland is leaving the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks after 10 years to become the new boys basketball coach at East Chambers HS. Sutherland returns to the school he led to the state tournament in 1995. He has over 650 wins and has also taken Kountze and HJ to Austin, winning state with the Lions in 2004 and with the Hawks in 2007. Sutherland joins his brother Russ, who is the head football coach and Athletic Director, at East Chambers.
The Bucs have also hired Eddie Michalko to be the girls basketball coach. Michalko comes from the state of Louisiana where he posted over 900 wins in 30 years as a head coach, including four state championships.
Also, Shonna Wagley, an assistant at Anahuac, has been hired as the new girls softball coach.