SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Greatness with reach for next CHS coach

Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 05:30 PM.

As I sit at my desk Friday afternoon writing this column, the first interviews for Crestview High School’s next athletic director and head football coach are starting.

If all goes well by the time you read this column, the process will have ended and the Bulldogs will have their man.

But there's no need to panic if the coach isn't named until later this week or sometime next week. A coaching search is never easy.

It's not like buying a new car when you do some internet research on the make and model you are interested in, go down to the dealership and kick a few tires, test drive the vehicle and negotiate the best price.

If selecting a coach were as simple as that, the process wouldn't take long at all. All of us know that selecting a coach is complicated.

You can't just go to Consumer Reports or Angie's List for the information you need about a coach. I know the search committee checked references and dug deep into the background of all nine finalists. If any surprises come out of the search, it won't be because the committee wasn't diligent.

As I've talked with Crestview assistant principal Dexter Day, the search committee’s chairperson, I've been impressed with his attitude about the process.

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