Former Barnsdall boys basketball coach Clif Warford decided to take a job as the girls basketball coach at Hilldale this summer. Assistant coach for the last four years, Wade Corder, has taken over. Corder is also an assistant coach for the football team, but he says the team is finding time to get in plenty of workouts during the off-season. Most importantly, Corder said he saw a lot of improvement made over the summer months.
Corder understands that he lost a lot of leadership from last years team, including Derek Wilson and Clif Warford's son, Christian, who is going on to play college basketball at Evangel University. Corder said the Panthers are going to have to rely on seniors such as Heath Moles, Michael Marin and Braden Kelley to step up and fill some of those roles.
Corder is also the full-time baseball coach at Barnsdall.