Logan County High School principal Carcee Spears said this week that he hopes to have a new high school football coach in place at the school before students leave for winter break.
Former coach Steven Duncan stepped down after the past season wrapped up. Logan County was 0-20 under the veteran coach in two seasons.
The Cougars were also winless in the season before Duncan took over and will start next year on a 33-game losing streak. In the last non-winless season, LCHS went 2-9 in 2012.
The last time Logan County finished the year with a winning record was in 2004 under head coach Lee Proctor. That season, the Cougars went 7-3 before losing in the first round of the playoffs.
According to LCHS Athletic Director Greg Howard, 12 completed applications are on file with numerous others expressing interest in the vacant position.
A committee comprised of school administrators, the athletic director, a current high school head coach, and a member of the LCHS Cougar Foundation will meet next week to discuss the qualifications and characteristics needed for the next football coach prior to setting up interviews the following week.
“We anticipate naming our next head football coach by December 18,” Spears said. “Our current assistant coaches have really stepped up and taken care of the offseason program and planning up to this point so we are not in a rush, but we feel confident that we will be able to find the right person to lead our program in the right direction by the time the students leave for Christmas break.”
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