With a few holes remaining, the roster of coaches for fall sports are readying for the start of school August 8, and the start of official practices, which start July 31.
Football Coach Tony Yeomans has been busy all summer with strength conditioning, and has seen a strong turnout from his players.
Charles Syverson, a former head football coach in Wyoming, will be working with the offense. John Cooper, who played at Wakulla High School, and college football at Faulkner University, is another assistant coach. He previously was assistant football coach at Bozeman, where he was girls basketball coach.
Two assistant coaches that had been originally approved by the school board have decided to pursue opportunities elsewhere. Jamie Robinson, a former Florida State University player, was to be defensive coordinator, but he plans to move away from the county to pursue another career opportunity.
Also leaving was Scott Rudd, from Chipley, who has decided to take a position at Vernon, He was set to coach defensive backs.
Brock Johnson will serve as an assistant coach, and his father, Robbie Johnson, is expected to step in as well to assist as a volunteer assistant. Kevin Cox, the new middle school physical education teacher, is also expected to play a role with the football program.
Kati-Morgan Hathcock is back as cross-country coach, and she has been working to bring in local runner Dan Fortunas as an assistant.
Tara Klink, the volleyball coach, will have De’Iara Prince as an assistant, and middle school coach. As well she’ll be aided by former Seahawk Morgan Mock. Klink said she is looking to fill a third assistant coach position, which is need for the growing program, which last year had 47 volleyball players scattered throughout the many teams.
Scott Collins is back as girls golf coach, hoping to make a run at a distrct and even a state title, while Mike Todd will be the new boys golf coach.
“We won’t have tryouts for golf until school starts,” said Collins. “Plans are to have tryouts the first week of school, for both girls and boys.”
Boys and girls in grades six through 12 are eligible to play with each of these sports.