ABERDEEN — It has been a wild week for the Aberdeen High School football team.
First head coach Cory Hollingsworth resigned last Wednesday to take a teaching and coaching job in Oregon and defensive coordinator Derek Jolley was named interim head coach.
Practice opened for the team on Monday, two days later athletic director Cody Park named Jeff Duffin the teams new head coach.
"I have been an assistant and held Cory out for the last 12 years," Duffin said. "After he left the coaching staff sat together an talked and made a pact to continue with me as the coach. We are a band of brothers and have all been together for a long time."
With Duffin in charge the Tigers will continue to run the same system that was in place under Hollingsworth.
"We have a great bunch of coaches and talented team," Duffin said. "I am expecting a lot out of this team this season."
The Tigers are coming off of a playoff appearance in 2012 and are looking to take the next step.
"The goal is to win a state championship and I think we have the team that can do it," Duffin said.
Aberdeen opens the season Aug. 30 when they host rival American Falls.