UPDATE Feb 21st Worth County Names Eight Head Football Coach Semi-Finalist
Sylvester, Georgia-February 13, 2013 –Worth County has narrowed the search for the future head football coach to eight finalists, Athletic Director Russell Beard announced last Friday.
Among the eight candidates are Woodstock High School Coordinator Andrew Price, Coordinator Ken Holland with Worth County High School, Dondrail Pinkins Assistant Coach at Valdosta High School, Medders Head Coach Michael West, Head Coach Kyle Langford at Towns High School, Jason Tone current Assistant Coach at Camden County, Head Coach Rob Ridings at Glynn Academy, and Robert Toomer currently a Coordinator with Houston Independent School District.
* Robert Toomer has since withdrawn his name from consideration for the position.
Over fifty highly qualified applicants applied for the position. Interviews were completed last week and the superintendent hopes to present her choice to the board for approval at the February 14, 2013 board meeting.
A WORTH COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION press release
* UPDATE: Robert Toomer contacted Worthit2u,net as a result of numerous phone calls he received regarding his publicized withdrawal in this post. Mr. Toomer, a former Worth County High football player, wanted to clarify his reasoning for withdrawing due to disappointment expressed by those contacting him, as well as to the Rams community.
“It wasn’t what Worth County did for me not to accept the job or the opportunity to come down and interview, ” he said. After discussing terms of the position with Worth County’s Athletic Director he said he would be taking a $14,000 pay cut under terms of a 1-year contract. “Those are just two determining factors I could not come to terms with especially coming from Houston, Texas.” He said it was difficult to withdraw after applying for the job where he was coached by Milt Miller but after hundreds of calls he felt compelled to explain. “I just did not want the community to think I had let them down.”
Toomer said he has been coaching for 17 years, six of those serving as Head Coach and currently at the Aldine Independent school district.