Bucks Close to Starting Interviews for New Head Coach

Sand Hills, FL---The principal at Bozeman High School is busy working to fill his school's football head coaching vacancy. In fact Josh Balkom hopes to have the position filled in the next 30 days.

We spoke with Mr. Balkom Wednesday afternoon to talk about the status of his search. He tells us the advertising for the job will close by the end of business Thursday afternoon.

Balkom says they've already received 50 plus inquiries into the job, with many coaches having submitted their applications with the school board office.

He adds he's formed a committee comprised of a senior player, a football parent, representatives from the faculty and support staff, and former Bozeman assistant coach Glenn Manley.

The principal says he expects that committee to meet starting Tuesday to start going over applications, with the idea of whittling the list down to ten or so. Those applicants will be brought in for interviews.

Balkom's hoping from there they'll submit to him a "top 3" list the following week, for the Principal to interview and choose from.

The desire is to be ready to announce a new head coach within three to four weeks.

Bozeman is in the market for a new head coach and A.D. after Loren Tillman, the football program's only head coach, resigned. It's expected Tillman will be taking over as Wewahitchka's next head coach, though that is not yet a done deal.