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Hickman announces new football coach, pending board approval


The Hickman football team will be under new leadership for the 2024-25 school year. Athletic Director Jack Rubenstein announced that Kewpie alum Justin Conyers will take the reigns of the program, pending Board of Education approval, on Monday night.

Conyers will return to Columbia, after serving as the head coach of the Hallsville Indians. He is no stranger to Columbia, though, as he was the first-ever football coach at Battle High School when it opened in 2013.

In his time with the Spartans, he led the program to seven-straight district titles, two quarterfinal appearances, four semifinal appearances and a state championship, in 2014.

The Hickman graduate will have a meet and greet with players and families after the holidy break. In a press release, he said he is excited for this new opportunity.

"I grew up dreaming of being a Hickman Kewpie and had so much pride in wearing the purple and gold on Friday nights," Conyers said. "To have the opportunity to come back home where it all began for me is truly a blessing for my family and me. I cannot wait to get to work building relationships and having the opportunity to lead these young men. Let's Go Kewp Dawgs!”

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