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Tilghman continues hunt for new football coach

By James D. Horne jhorne@paducahsun.com

The search for the next Paducah Tilghman football coach continues as possible candidates are still sending in applications.

Randy Wyatt resigned Dec. 10, citing personal reasons and a desire to focus on the Tilghman track team. He has coaching the latter since 2000 and the program has won nine state championships during his tenure.

"Right now we're still accepting applications in for it and we're reviewing them," Athletic Director Dwayne Wall said of the football job. "We're looking to make a decision later on once we get the pool in."

Wall said several current and former high school and college football coaches have applied for the post.

"We've had a lot of good candidates put in for it," he said. "We're looking for someone with good leadership: someone who wants to be community minded and to lead our program."

Whoever is hired might not be a teacher at the school, but it's a good chance he will be.

"We're still looking at that," Wall said. "Sometimes it could be someone who is a para-professional or an actual teacher. We're looking at all the options we have at this time. Usually, you get a teaching position with it, but it is something we'll have to look it. But we will not fire a coach for a teaching position."

Wyatt went 48-30 in his six years at the helm and led Tilghman to the 2009 Class 3A state football championship, three overall region championships and to the playoffs in five of his six years. Wyatt was 13-4 in the playoffs and never lost in the first round.

This year, Tilghman lost to Wayne County 34-10 in the Class 3A semifinals, and Wyatt resigned soon after the game.

Call James D. Horne, a Sun sports writer, at 270-575-8661 or follow @bigdog_jamesd on Twitter. 

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