The period for potential candidates to apply for the head football coaching position at Griffin High School, vacated when Jarrett Laws was notified that he would not be retained on December 18, ended at 5:00 PM on January 15. Reports indicated that close to 25 applicants expressed interest in the position.
According to the Griffin-Spalding County Schools website, the preferred criteria for filling the opening included:
3 years of high school or college coaching experience
5 years of teaching experience
a strong football philosophy
and a demonstrated ability to focus on academic and discipline along with the ability to take on a leading role within the community.
The school system also stated in the application process that it preferred that candidates hold at least a Masters degree and have served some time as a head coach with which would include experience in managing staff.
In a previous email issued by Griffin-Spalding County Schools, it is the intent of the administration to decide on finalists from the pool of applicants as quickly as possible so that interviews can be conducted by Superintendent Jim Smith with the desire being to have named the Bears new head coach in February.