May 13, 2003
The man recommended to be the next head football coach at Westover High School says he hopes the unexpected delay by the Dougherty County school board in approving his hiring can be resolved soon.
The school board surprised everyone last night when they tabled a vote to hire Stockbridge High head coach Jeff Caldwell.
The reason for the delay is that some members of the board want to look into the way the selection process was handled.
The five member committee was unanimous in their choice to recommend Caldwell who has more experience and twice as many wins in his career than any of the other seven finalists for the job.
Caldwell, whose father coached at Pelham High, wants to return to South Georgia and believes he can build the Westover program into a team that will consistently compete for region titles.
Westover has had just three winning seasons in its 33-year history.
The problem now is how long will Caldwell wait.
The next scheduled school board meeting is two weeks and Caldwell's employers at Stockbridge High naturally want to know if they have to hire a new head football coach.
Caldwell says right now he is just waiting day by day and hoping that everything will work out as quick as possible.