SHS coaching job posted

Published 1:12 am Friday, February 24, 2017

Principal hopes to find ‘best fit’ for school

Covington County Schools officials say they have already started the process of replacing the Straughn High School football coach.

Current head coach Chris Wilson was tapped on Wednesday to lead the Mary G. Montgomery Vikings in Semmes, Ala.

Wilson will replace former Andalusia head coach Brian Seymore, who was hired at Demopolis earlier this year.

The Mobile County Board of Education approved the hiring on Wednesday.

Superintendent Shannon Driver said that the board should begin interviewing for the head coach job soon.

“I will be directing all inquires to Mr. (Donny) Powell (SHS Principal) as he will be conducting the interviews,” he said.

Powell said they have already posted the job. The system is advertising for a general social science or general science teacher and head football coach. Applications close at 5 p.m. on Wed., March 8.


“I’m going to start interviewing this week,” he said. “I’ll interview the candidates. Hopefully we will be able to find that person who fits our school. I hope to try to put that person before the board as soon as possible.”

Powell said he doesn’t anticipate the coaching vacancy to affect spring practice.

“We definitely hope to have a new coach in place by that time,” he said.

When asked if he had anyone in mind for the job, he said he didn’t want to make any comments on that matter.

Wilson did not return phone messages or text messages on Wednesday night or all day Thursday.

Wilson spent two seasons at Straughn, where he went 9-12.