High School Sports

BC trims list to 3 finalists for head coach

Battery Creek High School has narrowed its search for a football coach to three finalists, athletics director John Drafts said Monday.

A five-person committee interviewed eight candidates for the coaching vacancy, and it selected a top-three list Thursday, said Drafts, who forwarded the recommendations to school principal Edmond Burnes on Monday.

Drafts said Burnes will select one of the three candidates before sending his recommendation to the school district for approval.

Burnes could not be reached for comment Monday.

Drafts wouldn't comment on the candidates' names or backgrounds and didn't say if any were from within the school or the district, but he said the committee was pleased with its options.

"I thought it was a very good process -- we had to weed out some very good people," Drafts said. "It was a tough job, and sometimes a thankless job, but the committee chose three people (whom) we are very happy with."

Carlos Cave resigned as the Dolphins' football coach in December to pursue potential administrative opportunities. The Dolphins compiled a 7-25 overall record in his three-year stint with the team, including playoff appearances in his first two seasons. Battery Creek finished 0-10 last season.

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