The Wildcat's head football coach Ryan Sulkowski has accepted a new job with Coffee County Central High School in Tennessee, according to a news report from Manchester Times.
The school district began looking for a new coach immediately after the 2013 season ended, a season the Times called "dismal."
"Sulkowski comes from Baker County Florida and by most all accounts brings an impressive resume with him. He led Baker County to 32 wins over the past four seasons, including top-25 finishes according to USA Today in each of his first three seasons at the school. In contrast, Coffee County would have to add up wins from each of the past 10 seasons to accumulate 31 wins. He said he is excited to be a part of the Coffee County program," wrote the Times' Josh Peterson.
The absence of Ryan Sulkowski and his wife Heather, the high school's volleyball coach, leaves two key vacancies in the Wildcats' athletic department. BCHS principal Thomas Hill said a nationwide search will begin to replace Ryan Sulkowski. He added that several inquiries have been made about the position by phone and he looks forward to collecting resumes in the coming month.
Mr. Hill said he has yet to receive a formal resignation letter from the coach, only verbal notification that he accepted the Tennessee job, so it's unclear when the move will take place. It's likely to occur during the Christmas break, however.
"I expect that notification before the day is over," said Mr. Hill by e-mail this afternoon. "I cannot speak to his wife's employment status. Mr. Joey Sulkowski has stated to me that he does not plan on going to Coffee County, TN."