Alexander Central High School likely will have a new football coach this week. The Alexander County Board of Education meets Tuesday evening and a recommendation for hire for the position will be submitted to the Board by the ACHS Search Committee. Alexander Central Principal Doug Rhoney confirms that a selection has been made and he along with Cougar Football fans await the decision by the Board.
The position became available when Nick Bazzle retired in January. Bazzle spent four seasons as the coach of the Cougars after coming to Taylorsville from Newton Conover High.
The job opening drew huge interest according to Rhoney despite the Cougars finishing a disappointing 3-8 in 2015. The search committee selected an unspecified number of candidates to be interviewed and decided on a recommendation.