Casey closer to hiring basketball coach

June 09, 2004|JILL ERWIN

LIBERTY — The Casey County boys basketball team is still without a coach, but a hire is drawing nearer.

Casey principal Tim Goodlett said the school board is still accepting applications for the position, but he hopes to have someone in place by the end of next week.

“The job is still posted,” Goodlett said. “We’ve gotten some applications, and we’re going to start going through those by the end of this week.”

Former coach Shawn Conley was fired last month after compiling a 33-79 record in four years with the Rebels.

Goodlett said about six applications have been accepted, including some from inside the system. The school system has just one teaching job — at the alternative school — available, which could affect the hiring of someone from outside the school system.


“I’m hoping to have someone in place within the next two weeks,” Goodlett said. “Hopefully we’ll have it done by the end of next week.”

Goodlett said the replacement would be someone capable of helping the program return to the glory of past years.

“I’d like to see us back as district and regional contenders as we were in years past,” Goodlett said. “I’m also looking for more students to become involved, for us to have more numbers.

“There’s some good, young athletes, individuals with some potential. There’s a good parental support and the support of the administration.”

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