The search continues for the next football coach at Winder-Barrow High School.
Principal Al Darby told the Barrow Journal last week that approximately 60 resumes have been received for the position, left vacant following the resignation of David Wagner.
“(Athletic director) Rob (McFerrin) and I have met several times and have processed the resumes,” Darby said. “We are pleased with some of the people who are showing interest. We hope to stay on our timeline to have someone in place by the first part of February.”
The WBHS principal said he and McFerrin are working with the county school system’s human resources director and superintendent during the search.
“We definitely want someone hired before spring practice,” Darby said. “We have some candidates from out of state who have shown interest as well as some from the area.”
Wagner was the WBHS head coach for four seasons, compiling a 3-37 record during that time.
The program had not had a winning season since 2003 when it reached the opening round of the postseason. The last time the program has posted a playoff win came back in 1993 under coach Phil Jones.
WBHS will continue competing in Region 8-AAAAA for the next two school years after just narrowly missing the cutoff for a move to Class AAAAAA.
Recent WBHS coaches:
•David Wagner: 2010-2013, 3-37
•Ben Corley: 2008-2009: 3-17
•Brian Allison: 2002-2007, 25-36
•Jimmy Bentley: 2000-2001, 8-12
•Jeff Beggs: 1997-1999, 8-22