SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Right hire is crucial for Crestview

Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 06:20 PM.

The search for the next Crestview head football coach and athletic director heats up this week.

Thursday marks two weeks since Kevin Pettis filed his resignation to accept the job as head coach at Sebastian River High School in Indian River County.

Pettis’ last day on the job was Friday.

A search committee has begun the process of reviewing potential candidates. I will do everything I can to get information about the search and how things are going.

One name that won’t be on the list of possible candidates is Crestview assistant principal Dexter Day. Day, a finalist for the job two years ago, is in charge of the search committee.

When I started hearing rumors that Pettis might be leaving, I wrote a column endorsing Day as the right man to helm the Bulldog football team and athletic program.

Day would have been the perfect choice. He is a former Crestview standout in football and baseball and he's a no- nonsense disciplinarian, well respected by everyone I’ve spoken with in the Crestview community. Day talks the talk and walks the walk.

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