Ted Howze has stepped down as head coach at Denair High School after one season.
Howze, a large-animal veterinarian and former Turlock city councilman, led the Coyotes to a 3-7 record in 2014, a marked improvement for a team that won just four games the previous three seasons combined.
He became engaged earlier this year to Laura Wilkinson, who heads the math department at St. Mary’s High School, and they’ll make their home in Stockton.
He expects to continue his coach career as a defensive assistant for the Rams.
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Howze had strong ties to Denair: His late wife, Sharon, was an assistant track coach at the school.