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new coaching staff
guides hues in '53 ,
Pictured at right: Coaches Simmons, Pruett, and Ashton
study carefully the plays and line-up for their Battlin' K,
Buccaneers. This is the first year at Miller for these
three varsity coaches.
This football season found Miller High School with a brand new coaching staff with the exception of Pete Ragus. Tom
Pruett, ex-mentor at Grand Prairie, held down the iob as head coach this year. Pruett, 0 graduate Of Trinity University
at San Antonio and North Texas State, coached at Grand Prairie for 12 years. Pruett brought with him his baclcfield coach,
Vernon 'Cotton' Ashton, from Grand Prairie. Ashton, a graduate of North Texas State, served at Grand Prairie for 6years
before coming to Miller. Pete Ragus, who coached at Miller last year, again occupied the post of end coach for the Bucs.
A graduate of Abilene Christian, he coached for one year at Stanford in Vrest Texas before coming to Miller in'52.
Walton "Dusty" Simmons, line coach, came to Miller from Crockett where he coached for seven years. 'Dusty" is a
graduate of Southwestern. Ross Collins, tennis coach, left Arkansas A 8 M, where he was on the coaching staff for five
years, to coach at Miller. Collins is a graduate of North Texas State. pictured' below are left to right: Ashton, Collins,
Pruett, Ragus, Simmons.
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managers and halllin' hucs
complete successful secsen
At the left are pictured Jimmy Estes, Walter Saun-
ders, and Don Gore, managers for the Bucs. Jimmy,
a former Buc himself, became a manager this year
becauseof a leg iniury which kept him from playing.
Walter, head manager, has been a Buc manager for
three years. Don has served the Bucs for two years.
These boys have the responsibility of keeping a
record of all football equipment, checking it out to
theindividual players, keeping supplies ready during
each game, and storing equipment after the season
Below are the Pwattlin' Buccaneers of l953. In this
season of play they defeated three district champions
and completed their season with seven games won,
two lost, and one tie. A new coaching staff, a new
attitude and a flock of veteran players, consisting
of I9 lettermen, pushed the Bucs to the No. 2 spot
in 6AAAA after their 7-6 win over Port Arthur. News-
paper headlines proclaimed that the fast backs and
strong defense made the Bucs the 6AAAA darkhorse.
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