Search under way for new head football coach

A committee has been assembled to search for a new head football coach following the resignation last week of Mark Adams, who stepped down from the position after seven years.

Adams’ letter of resignation was accepted at the school board’s reorganization meeting on Dec. 4. 

“We want to find someone to fill the position quickly,” athletic director Mr. Charlie Swink said Thursday. “But how long we accept applications will depend on how many applicants we get.”

Once the coach is hired, he will submit to the board a list of prospective assistant coaches who will then be interviewed and hired to their positions.

The committee consists of school administrators including superintendent Dr. John Molnar.

Several members of the school board also may serve on the committeeto search for a replacement for coach Adams, whose record was for Coach Adams, his record was 12-45.

Mr. Swink said the district feels it ” was time to move on and give someone else a chance” as head coach.

The administrators hope to find a head coach that will “influence a change in attitude toward participation on the football team,” Mr. Swink said.

“We want someone who is going to build the program,” said Mr. Swink. “We need someone with knowledge of the game who is going to build a bridge between the older and younger age divisions and make kids want to play.”

In the coming 2018-2019 football season, there is hope for a coach that will be a cooperative with the midget and middle school teams to build a shared philosophy toward bettering the program among all ages.

“If all the gears aren’t working together, you get nothing but chaos,” said Mr. Swink. “We would love to get some midget coaches involved to link the programs and a head coach that is on board to make sure all the gears are working together.”

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