Originally Published: Nov 16, 2010 10:5 AM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma—Muskogee High School football coach Matt Hennesy has reportedly been relieved of his coaching duties.


According to the Muskogee Phoenix, Muskogee Public Schools Superintendent Mike Garde “felt like a change in direction was needed” and Monday afternoon MHS athletic director Bobby Jefferson informed Hennesy of his firing.


Muskogee went 5-6 this season and lost in the first round of the playoffs to Union 56-7.


Hennesy was hired in 2003 as a defensive coordinator and assistant head coach under former head coach Ron Lancaster. Later in 2005, Hennesy took over as head coach for the Roughers.


Last season Muskogee went 3-6 on the year, their last winning season record came in 2008-2009 when they finished 7-4.