Don’t call it a comeback.
The Southwest Times confirmed late yesterday that former assistant coach Sirak Ogbagabir has been named head coach of the Pulaski County High School track and field program.
Ogbagabir, who was a member of the men’s track team and Cross Country team at Toledo University in Ohio, started coaching track at PCHS in 2008 as an assistant. His history with the program is a very successful one. During his time as an assistant, the Cougar track and field team won numerous regional titles, individually and as a team, and even a few individual state titles. So when the opportunity arose for him to return to PCHS as the head coach, Ogbagabir was more than happy to seize it.
“I feel elated to be back,” Ogbagabir said.
With the outdoor track season looming just on the horizon, Ogbagabir looks to go right to work and have both the boys and girls track teams be competitive right away.
“We will be deep and very competitive on both sides, but we have a lot of work to do,” Ogbagabir said. The coach also wanted to send a message to the students of PCHS.
“We work hard across the board, and if there is anybody that wants to be part of a tradition of winning, they should come out for the track and field program,” Ogbagabir said.
The indoor track season is not over just yet, as the Regional tournaments take place this Saturday at Liberty University. After this weekend, the Cougars will go straight into preparations for the outdoor track season, which begins on March 29.