Steamboat still looking for pair of preps coaches

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— No one expected replacing Steamboat Springs High School lacrosse coaching legend Bob Hiester would be easy.

Now more than three months after the Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee coached his last game for the Sailors, the search is still on for his successor. Steamboat athletic director Luke DeWolfe said Monday that two high school sports head coaching jobs were re-listed and that he hoped to make hires soon.

Resumes were originally sought in the spring, but at that point, DeWolfe was hopeful the jobs could be filled in tandem with several open teaching positions in the school district.

“There were some candidates who were qualified to be teachers and coaches, and we interviewed over the course of the summer,” he said. “None of those positions were filled with people who were qualified to do both. It didn’t work out, so we’re re-posting both positions.”

The lacrosse program is coming off its most successful season, a drive to the state semifinals. The baseball team, meanwhile, has run through a series of coaches since Dave Roy stepped away following the 2010 season. He has stayed on as the summer American Legion coach and returned to coach the high school team last spring, but a new face will again be in the dugout for the spring 2014 season.

DeWolfe said he got good non-teaching applicants for both the lacrosse and baseball positions the last time the positions were listed, but he wanted to cast the net out again now that teaching was off the table.

“We did have good responses for both positions. Now it’s a matter of finding that right fit,” he said.

Interested coaches can submit applications on the school district's website at http://www.sssd.k12.co.us/.

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