ND Dan Werner

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dan Werner is the new head football coach at North Delta. The Panolian photo by Myra Bean

Former Ole Miss assistant named North Delta head coach

Following the unexpected death of his wife Kim, former Ole Miss offensive coordinator (2006-07) Dan Werner has accepted the position as head football coach of the North Delta football team for the upcoming year.

Lance Thomas stepped down as coach after one year as its head. He will be leaving the school as of June 30.

Kim Werner died in her sleep February 5 at her home in Oxford, leaving her husband, daughter Maya 10 and son Ian, 5.

Not wanting to uproot the children so soon after losing their mother, Werner decided to withdraw as offensive coordinator of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. Werner just accepted the position last month.

His first official date is Monday, February 23. A pep rally will be held Friday, February 20 at 2:30 p.m. at North Delta to introduce Werner as the new head coach to the school.

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