Strauss among candidates for reopened Colton job

The Colton football coaching search saga has taken another turn, as the Colton Unified School district reposted the ad for the position last week.

One of the applicants for the position, which closes Friday, is former coach and current athletic director Harold Strauss. Strauss, who has 229 victories in his high-school coaching career, would seem like the no-brainer choice, but he isn’t quite sure that’s the case.

“I pulled the trigger and came to terms with not coaching again and being the full-time athletic director, so we’ll see what happens,” Strauss said. “If I’m the coach, I’ll go out there and give it my all, but we’ll see how everything plays out.”

Strauss, who coached the Yellowjackets, indicated that interviews would be held next week and that the target date for a new hire is May 17, the first day of spring practice for Colton.