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Stork Settling in as Hornets Coach

Alex Stork celebrates with a photo-op after winning the 2014 NAIA National Championship with the Southern Oregon University Raiders. (Photo: Al Case/SOU Raiders)

Former Klamath Union standout Alex Stork might have never imagined being a head coach in his hometown, let alone for one of the crosstown opposition.

Stork, a national championship winning linebacker at Southern Oregon University is settling in as a head coach for the Henley Hornets this season.

"It's nice to be able to relate with him on a personal level, not just football," Hornets Senior Logan Kappas said. "He listens to the same kind of music, we have a lot of fun with him, he's a great guy you know."

Stork says his greatest coaching influences have been his former coach at Klamath Union (and current head coach of the Pelicans) Tom Smith, former Henley football coach and athletic director Wayne Amos, and late-SOU head football coach Craig Howard.

"I'm lucky that I have such great people around me," Stork said. "It's fun to have a vision and have people that are bought into that vision and getting players bought into that vision too."

Stork said jokingly the 'big' game this season is his return to Klamath Union as a coach, where he'll coach against his former high school coach on Modoc Field when Henley takes on KU on September 22 at 7 p.m.

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