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John Berry Leaves Gladewater to Become Defensive Coordinator at Longview

After six highly successful seasons leading Gladewater, head coach John Berry is headed back to Longview to become the Lobos defensive coordinator.

Berry, who was an assistant at Longview from 2000-2010, went to Gladewater as an assistant until the 2014 season when he became the head coach of the Bears.

In six seasons at GHS, he posted an impressive 47-25 record, leading Gladewater to the regional semifinals twice and in 2019 the Bears advanced to the regional finals before falling in overtime to Pottsboro.

Gladewater ISD moved quickly to replace Berry as they promoted assistant athletic director Scott Clower to the athletic director role and promoted assistant head coach Jermaine Lewis to head football coach.

Lewis, an alum of Houston Wheatley, played college basketball at UNLV. In addition to serving as assistant head coach, he was the head girls basketball coach at Gladewater. He inherits a team that posted a 10-4 mark in 2019 and has aspirations of a state title as nine offensive and six defensive starters return.

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