Navarre High School will be interviewing eight applicants to fill the head football coach position left vacant after the resignation of Coach Chad Lashley.
Athletic Director Scott Murphy will begin conducting interviews this week and said the position should be filled by the end of January. Principal Brian Noack, assistant principals and Murphy will be sitting in on the interviews, but the final decision will be made by Noack.
Sean Patrick Tomey of Gulf Breeze – Originally from Indiana, he has coached at Santa Rosa County Schools since 2003 and is currently the varsity football offensive coordinator at Gulf Breeze High School. He also has been named Pensacola News Journal coach of the year and Pensacola Sports Association coach of the year. Tomey obtained a bachelor’s degree in English and education from Wabash College in Indiana and is certified to teach physical education.
Aaron Daniel of Milton – Daniel graduated from Niceville High School and is currently the offensive coordinator at NHS. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history education from the University of Kentucky and played in one of the top offenses in college football. He was a member of the Outback Bowl and the Music City Bowl in 1999. After graduating, he was a student coach for Kentucky for one year before taking a football coach position at Middle Georgia College. He also served as assistant football coach at Iowa Wesleyan College for two years.
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