HARRODSBURG - Mercer County officials are formulating a plan to search for a new football coach after Monday's resignation by Marty Jaggers.
"We were still anticipating he would be teaching and coaching next year," Mercer principal Terry Yates said Tuesday. "We have only briefly discussed our options. We will advertise through newspapers, the KHSAA (Kentucky High School Athletics Association) and the state (department of education) has a vacancy board we will put it on."
Yates planned to start those procedures Tuesday in hopes of getting the position filled as quickly as possible.
Mercer athletics director Todd Davis knows replacing Jaggers, who won 36 games in four years at Mercer and led the Titans to the 2006 Class AA championship, will not be easy, especially at this time of year.
"It's very difficult now to go find a coach. They are already getting ready for the season. They have gone through spring practice. It's a lot more difficult at this time of year to find a coach than if you were searching earlier in the year," Davis said.