Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By Chris Sokoloski
Andrews High School football coach Steve Blanchard will not return next season.
Although he plans to remain at the school as a teacher and co-athletic director, Blanchard said Saturday it was time to move on.
“It’s really just a chance to do some other things and focus on some others things that need to be focused on,” he said.
Blanchard was an assistant football coach at Georgetown and Timberland high schools before being hired at Andrews in April 2009. He was 15-26 in four seasons.
The Yellow Jackets’ best season under Blanchard was 2011, when the team went 7-3 in the regular season and won a first-round playoff game.
“I think [the program is] headed in the right direction,” Blanchard said.
He also coached softball this season.
The school is also looking for new varsity and junior varsity girls basketball coaches and girls and boys track coaches.
Co-athletic director Roland Clemons said it was unusual for the school to have this many coaching openings at the same time.
Applications for the football job will be taken for the next couple of weeks and then interviews will begin, Clemons said.
Blanchard said he would be involved with the hiring of his successor if that’s what principal Michelle Greene wanted.
“Whatever I can do for the school and the kids, that’s what [I’m] going to do.”