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New Boys Athletic Director and Head Football Coach

Iola ISD held a special board meeting on March 7, 2024 to announce the hiring of Eric Blenden as the boys Athletic Director and Head Football Coach.

Coach Blenden has been a head football coach at Frost, Valley Mills and Axtell. He is currently the defensive coordinator at Blooming Grove. He has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and sports Studies from Tarleton State University in Stephenville Texas. He is originally from and a high school graduate from Crawford Texas.

Coach Blenden and his wife Gayla have five children who will attend Iola ISD.