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Green is one of six candidates for Skaneateles football job
Tom Leo, January 10, 2010 8:24 a.m.
Former Syracuse University and NFL football player is one of six candidates being considered for the vacant head football coaching position at Skaneateles High School. - (Submitted photo)
Former Syracuse University All-American and NFL player Tim Green is one of six candidates for the vacant head football coaching job at Skaneateles High School, the school’s athletic director Richard Pound said.
Three of the candidates were interviewed last week. Green and two others will interview Tuesday, said Pound, who did not identify the other candidates.
Green, a graduate of Liverpool High School, applied for the position in December after John King resigned after six seasons as head coach. Skaneateles was 1-7 in 2009.
A six-person search committee is interviewing the candidates and will make a recommendation to the school’s Board of Education, Pound said.
Pound may be able to name a coach by late next week, but said there is no real time table in place. “It depends on how long the committee deliberates over the candidates,” he said.
Reached late last week, Green had little to say.
“There’s really nothing to discuss right now. I have to wait and let the process take its course and see how it turns out,” he said.
Green earlier said he knows what it’s like to rebuild a program.
“ I can bring other people together with a common purpose and use everyone’s greatest assets for the benefit of the whole group,” he said. “I am well-versed in what it takes to take a football program that’s absolutely miserable and turn it into something everybody is proud of.”
On the surface, hiring a high-profile, former high school, college and professional star who is a local celebrity appears to be a no-brainer. But it’s complicated, Pound admitted.
There is criteria for hiring a non-certified teacher as coach, according to New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association guidelines, Pound said.
A certified teacher with qualifications must be hired over a non-certified coach without a professional coaching certificate from the state, Pound said. Green, who played eight seasons for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL from 1986 through’93, could be considered if he applies for and receives a professional license, Pound added.
“I’m not talking about a professional license as in the NFL,” Pound said. “It’s just the way the state defines it.”
According to New York state, a non-teacher coach with a temporary coaching license can coach only if no certified teachers are available with appropriate experience and qualifications.
A non-teacher coach with a professional coaching certificate can be named a coach, but must complete three course requirements established for coaching by the State Education Department. They include Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education; Health Sciences Applied to Coaching and the Theory and Techniques of Coaching. Also, candidates must have a minimum of three years coaching experience in a specific sport in a New York State interschool athletic program. Green has coached wrestling at Skaneateles, but not football.
Some of the candidates for the Skaneateles job are certified teachers, Pound said.
There also is the idea that Green, who’s also an author, lawyer and television personality, may have burned some bridges in Skaneateles last year by establishing a residence in Baldwinsville and moving his son, Troy, to Baker High School, where he played quarterback for the Bees’ junior varsity last fall.
Neither Pound nor Green, who kept his home in Skaneateles, discussed that issue.