Redskin coaching applications piling up

The search continues for Oneonta High School’s new football coach and there will apparently be a nice selection to choose from, according to Oneonta Superintendent Daniel Smith.

“We have received more than 100 resumes,” said Smith, as of last Friday. “I haven’t gone through them all yet but there are several quality coaches that have applied.”

Oneonta was 3-7 on the field under Brandon Herring, who submitted his resignation last month and it was accepted by the Oneonta City Board of Education.

“Our timeline remains the same,” said Smith. “We hope to be able to have our choice presented to the board for their January meeting. We haven’t started narrowing the field or interviewing yet but we expect to do that over the holidays and we hope the process goes smoothly.”

Smith added that high school principal Lauren Wilson and athletic director Keith Bender are helping him with the interview process.

Oneonta was placed in 4A Region 6 when the new classifications and alignments were announced last month. The Redskins will compete with Anniston, Ashville, Cherokee County, Cleburne County, Hokes Bluff, Jacksonville and White Plains for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Non-region games with Hayden, Susan Moore and J.B. Pennington are already set.