The search for a new football coach is underway at White County.
School principal John Osborne said the interview process began Thursday. The field has been narrowed to five candidates, including one who is already on the Warriors’ staff. Though Osborne didn’t name the candidates, he did say Tommy Flowers, who served as interim coach after Gregg Segraves resigned midseason, is not a candidate. Flowers, The Times 2010 Coach of the Year, will remain on the Warriors coaching staff.
The selection process for the new coach is helmed by an 11-person committee which will make a recommendation to Osborne, who will then go to the board of education for approval.
Osborne hopes to have the process complete by the end of March.
The Warriors finished last season 9-3 in Region 8-AAA, advancing to the second round of the playoffs.
Flowers replaced Segraves four games into the season after Segraves resigned amid allegations of domestic abuse. Osborne said Segraves recently accepted an assistant coaching job with Colquitt County.
White County is also looking to fill coaching vacancies on the softball and boys and girls basketball teams.