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Bill Ragans named Lawton Chiles High School interim head football coach

A decision on next head coach to be made after 2023 season
Bill Ragans
Posted at 10:55 AM, Jul 10, 2023

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Lawton Chiles High School athletic director Mike Eto confirmed to WTXL ABC 27 Monday morning that Bill Ragans will be the school’s interim head football coach.

Eto said parents were informed the school did not have sufficient time for a full search for a head coach and after the 2023 season, they will evaluate and make decisions best for the program.

Leon County Schools: Kevin Pettis out as Chiles High School football coach

Ragans served as an assistant coach for the Timberwolves last season.

He will lead a high school football team for the first time since he was the head coach at Leon High School from 2007 through 2012.

Ragans was a member of the Florida State University football team from 1987 through 1990 as a defensive back.

Ragans will oversee the program after former head coach Kevin Pettis was removed as head coach by the Leon County Schools District last month following an investigation regarding his alleged treatment of students, alleged dangerous blocking techniques against an opponent last season and housing violations regarding players on the team.