There will be a Meet the Coach Night for all players, students, parents, and community members to meet East Alton-Wood River High School’s new head football coach, Garry Herron, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the auditorium at East Alton-Wood River High School.
The public is invited to meet and welcome Herron, an assistant coach at Roxana High School since 2012. Herron, 31, will succeed Joe Parmentier, who resigned as head coach after the 2014 football season. Herron was a top assistant at Roxana the past two seasons, under head coach Pat Keith. He has also held assistant coaching positions at Jersey for three years under head coach Gary Carter and began his coaching career at EA-WR in 2003-2007.
The Oilers are coming off of a 1-8 (1-6) season and are members of the Prairie State Conference, along with Marquette, Metro East Lutheran, Mount Olive, Bunker Hill, Pawnee, South Fork, and Nokomis.