Mosley search for new head football coach seems to be winding down

Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 6:30 PM CST
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Mosley is set to start interviewing finalists for the school’s vacant head football coaching job. That after weeks of taking in applications for the job that came open in mid-November when the school fired Jeremy Brown.

The man leading the search is Mosley Athletic Director Doug Lee and I spoke with him via Zoom Tuesday afternoon. That conversation began with talk of numbers, and how many coaches applied for the job after word of the opening got out.

“We feel like this is a good place to be.” coach Lee told me. “We feel like it is a great football job. We feel like it’s one of the best football jobs in the state that’s open right now. So I think because of that there’s been a lot of interest and a lot of good candidates to choose from. There’s probably been, seriously, about 90 folks who sent an email, sent a resume or reached out or called. But as far as officially applied, we had 40 that officially replied. That means had all their paperwork in, did all the stuff to be eligible to be interviewed.”

Coach Lee says a committee of nine, made up of coaches, former players, community leaders and boosters went through those applications, whittling the list down to 8 finalists.

“We’re right at the process, we’ll do interviews tomorrow (Wednesday).” Lee said. “The committee met last (Tuesday) night to finalize those interviewees. We’ve set up interviews for tomorrow. And hopefully after those interviews tomorrow, we will recommend to Mr. Bullock, our principal, the top three. and then he would offer that job.”

Coach Lee says it is definitely time for a new coach to be in place, and it’s important that new coach be on hand to guide the team through off season workouts and into spring practice which begins in May. He says if all goes according to plan, they could be introducing that new coach in the next several days.

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