PCHS, GHS look for new coaches

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 21, 2010

Both of Pike County Schools’ high schools are without head baseball coaches, this after Goshen head coach Ryan Ellison’s resignation was officially accepted by the Pike Count Board of Education Monday.

Ellison, who won only one game during his one season as the Eagles’ head coach, could not be reached for comment Monday.

PCS Superintendent Mark Bazzell said the search for a new Goshen baseball coach was already in the works.

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“Coach Bart Snyder (GHS athletic director) is searching right now for the right man for the job,” Bazzell said. “We have some flexibility there because we already had a secondary teaching opening, so that should help speed things along.”

The Eagles aren’t the only team without a head coach, however, as their cross-county rivals, the Pike County Bulldogs have been without a head coach since May 24, when former coach Nathan Fordham’s resignation was officially accepted.

Bazzell said PCHS athletic director Robert Johnson is close to finding the next coach, and a coach should be hired by the board’s next meeting on July 12.

The July 12 meeting is also the timetable for hiring the new Goshen coach, but no finalists have been found.

PCHS will also be undergoing another head coaching change next year, as former boys’ basketball coach William Moguel’s resignation was officially accepted Monday as well.

Jon Cooper, who was hired at last month’s May 24 board meeting, will replace Moguel.

The changes at PCHS means it will have new head coaches in all three major boys’ sports for the second consecutive year.