April 23, 2003
Two assistant coaches at Westover High will get a chance to present their case as to why they should be the Patriots next head coach.
The two assistants are among eight finalists selected from a pool of 14 coaches who applied for the job.
The two current assistants are Tim Goodin and William Chunn and they both have experiecne as head coaches.
Chunn was head coach at Monroe High and Goodin was the head coach at Lee County High School.
Goodin came to Westover last year and served as the Patriots defensive coordinator.
Chunn has been working as an assistant coach while serving as an assistant principal at Westover.
However if offered the job, Chunn would have to give up his job as an assistant principal under a new policy adopted by the four Dougherty County high school principals.
The new policy that begins next school year prohibits any high school adminstrator serving as a head or assistant coach in athletics.
Two former assistants in Dougherty County who are now head coaches are also in the running.
They are former Westover assistant and current Turner County head coach Lee Hamner and Northeast Macon head coach Carror Wright who was an assistant coach at Dougherty High.
Other finalists include Dooly County head coach Bill Clark-who was a finalist at Fitzgerald, Stockbridge High head coach Jeff Caldwell, Bainbridge High assistant Brent Miller and former Worth County baseball coachScott Frederick.
Frederick has served as head football coach at Columbus High and is presently an assistant at Wayne County High.
Interviews for the eight finalists will try to be scheduled for late next week with a new coach hired by next month's school board meeting on May 13th.
Westover's next head coach replaces Richard Hodges who resigned last month after six seasons.