ECHS coaching search in final stages

Published 4:13 am Wednesday, February 16, 2005

By Staff
Tim Cottrell
The search for Escambia County High School's next head football coach may have ended.
Sources have told the Advance a coach will be brought before the Escambia County Board of Education Thursday during its monthly meeting.
Rumors surfaced Friday, but Escambia County High School principal Jerry Smith declined to comment on the issue, saying it was now in the Board's hands. Escambia County Superintendent Buck Powell confirmed those rumors Monday.
"We do have a candidate," Powell said. "He's a high-caliber candidate and I think we're lucky to have him."
Superintendent Powell was very pleased with the selection.
"We had a selection committee of six and he was the No. 1 choice on all six lists," Powell said. " I think he'll be good for our school and have us back on the right track."
Powell was unable to name the candidate due to the pending Board decision.
"I believe he'll be confirmed," Powell said.
Sources have told the Advance the coaching candidate is a resident of northern Alabama. He played quarterback for an Alabama college, where he set numerous records. He served as an assistant coach on a state championship team earlier this decade and has served as a head coach for the past two seasons, where he has compiled winning records.
The new coaching candidate will go before the Escambia County School Board at 4:30 in Flomaton.

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