The Sherman Bearcats basketball program will have a new leader on the sidelines next season. Head coach Marcus Klingsick resigned from his position on Thursday after two seasons with the program.


“I really enjoyed my time with the basketball and cross country coaches,” Klingsick said. “I would like to thank Mr. Holtzclaw and the booster club for their support.”


Klingsick arrived in Sherman in 2016 after five seasons at Dumas. The Amarillo native finished his tenure with the Bearcats by compiling a 38-25 overall record and a pair of playoff appearances.


This past season, Sherman ended with a 17-15 record and finished fourth in District 5-5A with a 6-6 mark. The Bearcats fell 75-67 to state runner-up Justin Northwest in the bi-district round.


His 2016-17 team tied Wichita Falls Rider for third place in the district and was 21-10 after a bi-district loss against Northwest, which was a state semifinalist that season.


Klingsick said he might be looking in a new direction after 18 years as a head coach.


“I’m looking to get into a position with administration or another job involving basketball,” Klingsick said. “I would like to stay in Texas, but would go anywhere for the right job.”


Athletic director J.D. Martinez said that they will be do a full search for Klingsick’s replacement.


“Hopefully, we can fill the position very soon,” Martinez said. “I wish Coach Klingsick the best.”


Sherman will compete in a newly revamped District 10-5A next season, joining up with Denison, Lucas Lovejoy, McKinney North, Princeton and Wylie East. Lovejoy, McKinney North and Princeton — in Class 4A — were playoff teams this past year.