Various reasons are available from Marshall County's schools director on why there was no announcement over the weekend on the naming of a new football coach at Marshall County High School.
"If they're already employed by this or another school system," Director Roy Dukes said, "then their fingerprints and background check are already done."
Some of the applicants don't have a teaching certificate, Dukes said. Some don't have head coach experience.
"I've looked at all of the applications," he said. "They are all good."
The position was posted as a physical education teacher position with coaching duties.
"However, we have math and history positions open there" at MCHS, Dukes said.
A supplement of $4,200 is paid for the coaching duties. The successful candidate's teaching salary will depend on education and experience. For example, a teacher with 12 years of experience and a bachelor's degree could be paid nearly $41,000 plus the supplement, more if the individual is participating in the state's career ladder program, and more still if the teacher has been in the county system and is eligible for longevity pay.
MCHS Principal Keith Stacey, Assistant Principal Shonda Sparow and Athletic Director Kevin McGehee were set to interview nine candidates on Friday. Saturday, no announcement was available.