IOLA - After 5 seasons in Iola as a coach on the Bulldog football team, the last two as their head coach, Dwayne Ross is stepping down after accepting a job at Anderson ISD as the high school principal.
Ross came to Iola in 2013 to serve as the defensive coordinator, and then in 2017 he stepped into the head coaching roll.
In his two seasons as Head Coach, the Bulldogs went 12-10 with a pair of playoff appearances. The Dawg's deepest run was three rounds deep in his first season.
Ross lives about 2 minutes from the high school in Anderson. With his youngest daughter starting her junior year, he said it seemed like the timing was right to cut his commute down to about 2 minutes and catch her final two years of high school.