Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


March 18, 2013

CHS Football: Tigers’ football coaching search heating up

Corsicana — Corsicana ISD superintendent Dr. Diane Frost arrived back from the district’s spring break with a stack of resumes to add to the more than 70 she already had received for the Tigers’ head football coaching opening.

Now it’s time to dig in and find the best candidate to take over one of the state’s winningest Class 4A programs.

“We had over 70 when I left,” Frost said, “And there are even more now. The applications and resumes are of the highest quality and excellence. They are incredible.”

Included among those resumes are several internal candidates, Frost said. The district is currently screening all applications. A small committee will be formed to help with the interviewing process once it begins.

Frost said that she hopes to have a new football coach to present to the board at the April 22 school board meeting. A special meeting could be called before that if a decision has already been made on the new coach.

The district is looking for a replacement for Phil Castles, who left for Class 3A Henderson after guiding the Tigers to four consecutive playoff appearances.

Castles’ departure doesn’t mean the Corsicana job has taken a hit in prestige, Frost said Monday.

The Tigers are the second winningest 4A football program in the state behind Highland Park, and Corsicana is only two years removed from a state semifinal appearance.

Frost did say one of her top priorities is hiring a head coach that will be in Corsicana for the long term.   

“Absolutely,” Frost said. “If I have the impression that someone has a short-time commitment to the district, I’m not going to be interested. I want someone who is committed to Corsicana, who  will move his family to Corsicana, who is a part of the community and who is part of the Tiger spirit.”

The district will look at several factors when narrowing the search to a small ground of candidates, including coaching skills, what they’ve accomplished and their ability to work with players.

“The most important factor is the person’s ability to work with our players,” Frost said.

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