Steamboat Springs looking for new coaches

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Steamboat Springs Athletics Director Richard Lee and the other members of the district administration who oversee searches for high school coaches plan to have a busy summer.

There are four head coaching vacancies at Steamboat Springs High School, including the job of cross country coach. The cross country season begins in less than three months.

"I hope to fill all those positions before the summer is over," Lee said. "The cross country position is closed, but we are accepting applications for the other positions."

The other job vacancies are girls basketball coach, girls and boys skiing coach and girls lacrosse coach.

Anyone interested in applying for those three positions can pick up an application at the district office on Seventh Street or at the high school office on Maple Street.

Steve Moos is leaving the girls basketball team after two successful seasons. He said the decision was not easy.

"I was fortunate to have kids with a lot of talent," Moos said, reflecting on the past two seasons. "It worked out for all of us. It was gratifying and is tough to leave."

Moos is a business and computer instructor at the school and started his own business last year. The business that revolves around college football has taken off, he said.

Consequently, there are not enough hours in the day to have a family, be a teacher, businessman and coach, and Moos said the basketball team deserves a coach who can give 100 percent of his or her time, which he isn't able to do.

Also leaving coaching jobs are skiing coach Chris Arnis and lacrosse coach Sarah James. Neither were teachers within the school district. Former cross country coach John Smith left after the 2003 season.

-- To reach Melinda Mawdsley call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com

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