(Updated, Monday, May 7th, 5:30pm)
Ricklan Holmes is the new head football coach at John Tyler High School. He was approved by the Tyler I.S.D. school board on Monday afternoon.
DeSoto Defensive Coordinator Kendrick Brown and John Tyler assistant Paul Frye were told this morning they are no longer a candidate to replace Dereck Rush, who left for head coaching job at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe.
Holmes played high school football at John Tyler, played college football at Oklahoma State, and has been an assistant coach at John Tyler for the past five years. Holmes was also named "Interim Head Coach" when Rush left for Oak Ridge High School in Conroe.