Heights' Terry Harrison takes over Bethel College football program

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NORTH NEWTON, Kan. (KAKE) -

Heights High School head football coach Terry Harrison is heading to Bethel College to take over the Thresher program.

Harrison spent the last five years in charge of the Falcons racking up a 38-16 overall record, winning four Kansas 5A regional championships, a district championship, and a City League championship a long the way.

“We are extremely excited to name Terry Harrison the next head football coach of Bethel College,” athletic director Tony Hoops said. “Terry comes from one of the top high school football programs in all of the state of Kansas at Wichita Heights. He's proven himself to be very successful coaching at a high level and we look forward to seeing him bring the same high standards of excellence to Bethel. Coach Harrison is simply a winner, and we are very fortunate to have him here at Bethel.”

Harrison is a KCAC alum, playing his college ball at Sterling College where he was a three year captain for the Warriors.

“I am a product of this conference and humbled by the opportunity to lead this program,” explained Harrison. “The most exciting part of this process was the opportunity to meet several current players.  I look forward to getting to work with them and build something that they can be proud of here at Bethel College.”

Joining Harrison on his staff are Paul Kempf and A.B. Stokes. Kempf has been an assistant under Harrison for the last four years, and was on staff with Sterling College the two seasons prior. Stokes has spent the last six seasons as head coach at Larned High School.

“I would not have taken this job without the ability to hire assistant coaches who are men of integrity.  I am excited to announce that Paul Kempf will be joining me as Defensive Coordinator and A.B. Stokes will be joining my staff as Offensive Coordinator.  Both of these men are products of the KCAC and will be excellent representatives of Bethel College.”

Harrison replaces Morris Lolar, who resigned last month.