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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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