Selma High searching for new AD, football coach

Published 8:21 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Selma High School athletic director and head football coaching position remains vacant, but the interview process is scheduled to begin in about three weeks. 

After Leroy Miles announced he would resign from the position of Selma head coach and athletic director on Feb. 19 and officially left at the end of February, Selma had an opening for both positions.

The job for Selma’s head football coach was posted March 17 and the job posting for athletic director was posted Wednesday on an online employment portal called Teach in Alabama.

Since Miles left, the Selma City School Board has not approved an interim athletic director or an interim head football coach. However, Eugene Foster has assumed the duties of the athletic director, and Reginald Glover has assumed responsibility as the head football coach for the time being.

Selma City Schools Superintendent Angela Mangum said she expects to begin interviewing candidates for both positions roughly two weeks after Selma High School’s spring break, which begins next week. Mangum also said, however, that the interview process will only start once she believes there are enough viable candidates for the position.

“We want someone that is knowledgeable of the position, the roles and the responsibilities,” Mangum said. “Someone that is very passionate about students and their success. Someone that can be a role model and a mentor.”

Mangum said there will be no preference for someone within Selma High School to take over either position. Whether it is someone who has worked with Selma City Schools before or not, Mangum said every candidate will be given an equal chance to get the position.

The Selma City School Board will not rush the decision in hiring a new athletic director and football head coach. Mangum said it takes time to make these decisions, and she doesn’t want to move too quickly in the selection process.

However, with spring football around the corner, Mangum knows there is not much time to waste.

“I’ve been very concerned that it’s time,” Mangum said. “We’re headed into the season for spring camp and all of that, so it’s important we make this decision as soon as possible.”

Miles was also a special education teacher at Selma High. That position has not yet been filled. Mangum said it’s going to be tough to replace someone who not only had three job titles at Selma High School, but also did more than he was asked to ensure his students and athletes were well prepared for the future.

“He meant a lot to the community as well as the students and the Selma City Schools family as a whole, and it’s going to be very difficult to fill his shoes,” Mangum said. “He did quite a bit beyond his job description.”

As hard as it may be to replace Miles, Mangum said she is not worried for what the future may hold.

“We’re just being optimistic and positive about the next person that will be selected,” Mangum said. By Justin Fedich

The Selma Times-Journal

 

The Selma High School athletic director and head football coaching position remains vacant, but the interview process is scheduled to begin in about three weeks.

After Leroy Miles announced he would resign from the position of Selma head coach and athletic director on Feb. 19 and officially left at the end of February, Selma had an opening for both positions.

The job for Selma’s head football coach was posted March 17 and the job posting for athletic director was posted Wednesday on an online employment portal called Teach in Alabama.

Since Miles left, the Selma City School Board has not approved an interim athletic director or an interim head football coach. However, Eugene Foster has assumed the duties of the athletic director, and Reginald Glover has assumed responsibility as the head football coach for the time being.

Selma City Schools Superintendent Angela Mangum said she expects to begin interviewing candidates for both positions roughly two weeks after Selma High School’s spring break, which begins next week. Mangum also said, however, that the interview process will only start once she believes there are enough viable candidates for the position.

“We want someone that is knowledgeable of the position, the roles and the responsibilities,” Mangum said. “Someone that is very passionate about students and their success. Someone that can be a role model and a mentor.”

Mangum said there will be no preference for someone within Selma High School to take over either position. Whether it is someone who has worked with Selma City Schools before or not, Mangum said every candidate will be given an equal chance to get the position.

The Selma City School Board will not rush the decision in hiring a new athletic director and football head coach. Mangum said it takes time to make these decisions, and she doesn’t want to move too quickly in the selection process.

However, with spring football around the corner, Mangum knows there is not much time to waste.

“I’ve been very concerned that it’s time,” Mangum said. “We’re headed into the season for spring camp and all of that, so it’s important we make this decision as soon as possible.”

Miles was also a special education teacher at Selma High. That position has not yet been filled. Mangum said it’s going to be tough to replace someone who not only had three job titles at Selma High School, but also did more than he was asked to ensure his students and athletes were well prepared for the future.

“He meant a lot to the community as well as the students and the Selma City Schools family as a whole, and it’s going to be very difficult to fill his shoes,” Mangum said. “He did quite a bit beyond his job description.”

As hard as it may be to replace Miles, Mangum said she is not worried for what the future may hold.

“We’re just being optimistic and positive about the next person that will be selected,” Mangum said.

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Staff writer for The Selma Times-Journal.

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