SEARCH IS ON FOR TOP DOG: CHS athletic director wanted

Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 03:22 PM.

Search committee won't rush decision

Search committee members are Day, Chris Moore, Dale Rice, Kathy Combest, Scott Lee, Jay Sanders, John Edwards, Marcus Chambers, Nick Kootsouradis, Andy Johnson, Joann Durm and Jeff Bufkin.

When Pettis announced his resignation Crestview principal Bob Jones said he hoped to have a new coach in place by March 1st. That goal might still be possible, but the committee isn't going to rush the process, Day said.

"If we close it (the application process) out the 14th (of February) and come back on the 19th it's going to be hard for us to get somebody in here by March 1st" Day said. "We are not going to push this thing. We are going to call and check references and do a little research into this thing and make sure we get a person that is right for the job.

"What we all want is somebody that's got character. Mary Beth Jackson, our superintendent said this before, and I believe it too, ''When you hire for character and work ethic you can teach them anything.'"

That doesn't mean that someone with great character and a lousy football background will get the job.

"I'm not saying we are just going to hire somebody for character and them not know anything about football, that's not it," Day said. "We want character and we want commitment. We want somebody that is going to come in here and mold our kids in a way that they will go on and have a future, not just in football, but in the community and the world and teach them those moral and ethical values and things like being on time and being committed and a work ethic and things of that nature."

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