Covina has flown its open varsity football head coach position effective immediately after an internal search turned up nothing.
Longtime Colts head coach Darryl Thomas resigned last week after a strong 15-year run. The school turned to a number of on-campus coaches to see if they’d be interested, but all supposedly turned them down.
Kevin Glaspy, the school’s athletic director and track and field coach, was thought to be the front runner. Glaspy was also a longtime assistant football coach in the program. But Glaspy put out a statement on Tuesday saying he wasn’t interested.
“I will not be taking the head football position at Covina High or apply for it,” Glaspy’s statement said. “I currently enjoy my role on campus as a teacher, coach, and athletic director and would like to continue it as is. I feel confident that our school will attract a more than qualified coach that can continue to keep our program headed in the right direction.”
The school put out the following statement on Tuesday about the open position: Covina High School will be accepting applicants for its head varsity football coaching postion effective immediately. Interested applicants can contact CHS Athletics at 626 974-6033 or email Athletic Director Darryl Thomas at email@example.com. Interested applicants will have until Friday, January 27th to submit their intent to apply. As of now, the position is open as a walk-on assignment.
Aram’s take: I’m not saying Covina won’t be able to hire a quality name with only a walk-on position available, but it’s kind of sad to see such a good program having to go the walk-on rout. Sadly, this will happen more and more. Covina’s hiring panel, though, wow. Mark Pasquarella, Coach DT … pretty good.
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