Richmond High has hired Jeff Tyner to be its new head football coach, athletic director Darrin Zaragoza said on Wednesday.
Tyner is a Richmond police officer and serves as one of two student resource officers at Richmond High. That means he will be the first truly on-campus coach the Oilers have had since Dylan Shelley left in 2002. Tyner will be the sixth coach to head the Oilers since Tom Childs left in 2001 after four seasons at the helm.
Tyner replaces John Antonio, who chose not to return at the end of the 2008 season. Antonio coached the Oilers for two years and compiled an overall record of 2-18. Richmond won just one Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League game during that stretch.
Tyner takes over at what could be a good time, as crews are nearing completion on new stands and a new press box. The school got a new playing field and track last season.
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