Chandler hired by Paradise

Former Lipan Indians coach Cody Chandler has been hired as the new head coach at Paradise. Chandler compiled an eight-season record of 183-92 at Lipan, leading the Indians to the state semifinals in 2009, along with six appearances at the regional tournament and seven playoff appearances in all. This past season the Indians were 14-16 and lost 73-70 to Coolidge in the second round of the Class A Division II playoffs. Chandler was twice named coach of the year in district and won five district championships.