STANFORD - Lincoln County has its new baseball coach.
Brad Hood, a special education teacher and assistant football coach, has been named interim coach and given a one-year contract that will pay him $1,800.
"We were having trouble finding a coach. Several of my kids from football played, so I knew them already, and it bothered me them not having somebody," said Hood, who is in first year at the school. "So I talked to (the school) about it and kind of held off at first. And finally I just felt like it would be right. I enjoy the kids, and plus I'm always up for a challenge.
"I felt it was right and felt it was something I wanted to try. I've always enjoyed baseball."
The Patriots have been without a coach since Jimmy Hill resigned three weeks into the school year.
"We wanted to do it before Christmas," Lincoln athletics director Steve Ralston said. "We'll do it this one year and see how it goes. We'll leave it open and see if he's interested after this year."