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Former Sapulpa football coach Robert Borgstadt watches from the sideline during the Chieftains’ game at Collinsville last October. On Thursday, he was named as new head coach at Edison, replacing Tony Daniels.

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Robert Borgstadt didn’t stay out of football coaching for long.

He was named as Edison’s new head coach Thursday, some five months after stepping down as Sapulpa’s head coach, a position he held for five years.

Borgstadt, 48, replaces Tony Daniels, who resigned after five seasons at the Edison helm to enter private business.

“I’m looking forward to getting to work,” Borgstadt said. “Hopefully we’ll continue where Tony left off. He did a good job of turning the program around and I want to build on what he started.”

In 2019, Daniels guided the Eagles to their first district title and first playoff win in 27 years.

At Sapulpa, Borgstadt was 20-32 overall, but he went 18-14 over his final three seasons with three consecutive postseason appearances. He was District 6AII-2 coach of the year in 2018.

He resigned in January, saying he wanted more time to watch his daughters play basketball. Lexy Borgstadt will be a freshman on scholarship at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond in the fall and Morgan Borgstadt will be a junior at Verdigris High School.

Borgstadt said he will still have more time with the new job because it involves fewer administrative duties.

He initially hired on as Edison defensive coordinator, but has known for several weeks that Daniels might be leaving. Daniels announced his decision on June 1.

“We knew it might happen, but I went ahead and chose to stay,” Borgstadt said. “I was hoping (Daniels) would stay, but he didn’t, so that means an opportunity for me.”

Gil Cloud, director of athletics for the Tulsa Public Schools, said elevating Borgstadt “was the logical move to make. His head coaching experience will pay off in the transition this spring and summer.”

Before Sapulpa, Borgstadt was assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Sand Springs for five seasons, part of the Sandites’ 6A Division II state runner-up team in 2015 and state semifinal team in 2014. The 2020 season was his 24th in coaching.

He also was an assistant at Inola (2009-11), Skiatook (2006-09), Memorial (2006) and for a combined eight years in the Missouri communities of St. Charles, Warrenton, Montgomery City and Waynesville.

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