SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Staying on top of the coaching search

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 05:14 PM.

I've been getting calls and emails asking for a progress update on the search for Crestview High School's next head football coach and athletic director.

I can assure you the search is in full swing as assistant principal Dexter Day and the search committee work through what is always a long, sometimes drawn out process. I talk with Day several times a week, with me calling him sometimes and him calling me other times.

Day has promised me that as soon as there is something major to know, he'll get the information to me so I can get the story everyone is waiting for.

Late Friday, he said the search committee — which has met a few times — was getting the list of more than 90 names down to a manageable number.

There were 85 names on the original list given to the committee, but six candidates who applied on time were accidentally left off the original list and the committee was given time to review those six coaches’ resumes.

Day said the committee had trimmed the original list of 91 down to the approximately 15 or 20 coaches who made the first cut. The search committee has been checking the coaches’ references and backgrounds before moving on to the next cut.

The committee will meet tonight to narrow the list of 15-20 down to a group of finalists. The committee also will come up with the questions they want to ask the finalists and begin the process of setting up times for those men to come in and interview for the job.



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