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Six apply for RHS grid coach

May 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

Six candidates have applied to become Riverton High School's new head football coach after former coach Jeremy McCormick resigned this month.

Officials said an 11-person interview team including current coaches, parents and other school staff are reviewing the applications. The candidates come from the local area and from outside of the state according to Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder.

"There's really a variation of profiles in the applicants," Snyder said this week.

He said RHS activities director Jeremy Hill and RHS principal John Griffith will evaluate all of the applicants and "watch this program very closely" next year. Hill and Griffith plan to interview the candidates with permanent positions in mind, but Snyder said they also will consider an "open door, interim option."

FCSD25 Board of Trustees Chairman Mark Stone said the district is looking for assistant coaches as well, but those employees won't be hired until a head coach is in place.

The board approved McCormick's letter of resignation during a regular meeting Tuesday. McCormick's departure comes after a tumultuous off-season during which seven assistant football coaches resigned or were asked by McCormick not to return to coach the Wolverines in the 2013-2014 season.

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