Warren County High School is still searching for a new boys basketball head coach and several candidates have expressed interest.
Around 18 to 20 coaches have submitted an application with many of them being from out of town, according to WCHS athletic director Todd Willmore.
“At least three from Warren County have applied,” said Willmore, indicating the number of local coaches who have expressed interest.
Willmore added some out-of-county applicants have applied after seeing the job posting.
“Anyone can see the job on the TSSAA portal,” said Willmore, making it easy for coaches from all over the state and beyond to see the opening. Willmore wants the decision made sooner rather than later and school officials have narrowed it down to a few candidates.
Along with finding a suitable coach, there’s also the issue of finding a suitable job in the school system for the new coach, said Willmore.
“We’re not just hiring a coach. We are finding a position so we are dealing with that,” he said.
After the coach has been hired, tryouts for the upcoming basketball season will commence.
“We’ll let the coach pick their own team,” Willmore said.
High school basketball tryouts are traditionally held in May, but have been delayed until the new coach can be found. The new coach will be replacing Chris Sullens, who served for eight years as WCHS head coach.
Sullens enjoyed success and led the Pioneers to back-to-back district tournament championships before suffering a down year this past season.