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By Kevin Taylor
MANSFIELD — A soft summer rain has dampened the parking lot outside Tim Cothran's makeshift coach's office at Mansfield High School — a far cry to the blistering heat that descends on Mansfield's practice field behind the field house.
Adjacent to the Tigers' weight room, and within a short distance from a glass cooler that includes just about everything you'll find in a refrigerator, including bottles of water and plastic ketchup and mustard bottles, the veteran football coach is mapping out his plans for the week.
There will be senior high and junior high workouts. Cothran was hoping to squeeze in a couple of potential coaching interviews this week as well, a few days ahead of next week's monthly school board meeting.
The calendar might say July. But for Tim Cothran, it may as well be mid-October.
To learn more about Coach Cothran and the Mansfield Tiger's upcoming season, continue reading at the Times Record.