Pond Creek-Hunter’s David Kerr Steps Down as Head Coach

A big-time change is coming in 8-Man football in NW Oklahoma, as Pond Creek-Hunter’s longtime head coach, David Kerr, is stepping down as head coach of the Panthers football program.

Kerr expressed in a Facebook post Monday this move is solely his decision, and it has nothing to do with his current players or future players at Pond Creek-Hunter. Kerr has long said he would leave coaching after his son Aaron graduates, and Aaron is currently a senior.

David Kerr came to Pond Creek-Hunter in the fall of 1997 starting out as an assistant. Kerr has now been the head of the PC-H football program for 23 seasons.

In his career, Kerr brought Pond Creek to seven State Championship games. Under Kerr, the Panthers have won three Gold Balls, the most recent coming in 2019, and the other two coming in back-to-back years in 2001 & 2002.

Kerr ended his coaching career on a round number. Kerr grabbed his 200th win in Pond Creek’s final victory of the 2021 season, a 32-12 win over Cherokee which clinched PC-H a home playoff game.

PC-H has not yet named Kerr’s successor for the Panthers Football program.