Oxford has turned to one of its own to continue leading the Lady Charger soccer program in the right direction. Former OHS standout Josh Townsend was officially hired by the school district earlier this week when the school board approved the recommendation made by athletics director Johnny Hill.
Townsend, 24, grew up in Oxford, and then after playing for the Chargers, continued to master the sport at Delta State under the guidance of Jim Allen. Townsned started coaching in the youth ranks with the Oxford Park Commission and last season he was former coach Christopher Hedglin’s assistant. (July 30, 2010, Page 7A)
An opportunity for Christopher Hedglin to get closer to his family in Madison has left Oxford High searching for a new girls soccer coach.
Hedglin resigned from his teaching and coaching positions this past Friday so he could take a job at Richland.
Hedglin, who helped lead the Lady Chargers to the North Half title match this past season, grew up in Madison and attended Millsaps College. His family still lives in the Metro Jackson area and the opportunity to teach World and U.S. History opened up rather quickly, which in turn forced him to make a quick decision. (June 10, 2010, Page 6)
Oxford’s first Class 5A North Half title match at Bobby Holcomb Field didn’t turn out the way the Lady Chargers were hoping, as they fell 3-0 to soccer powerhouse Ridgeland Tuesday evening. (February 3, 2010, Page 7)
OHS SOCCER — The Oxford Lady Chargers soccer team advanced in the Class 5A playoffs Monday with a historic 3-1 win over Saltillo. Tonight will be the first time the Lady Chargers have hosted a North Half title match and the opponent, Ridgeland, is a familiar foe that defeated OHS in the 2006 North Half title match. The Chargers unfortunately weren’t as lucky as the Lady Chargers as they fell 2-0 to Callaway in the second round of the 5A playoffs Monday. (February 2, 2010, Page 8)