Ninety Six reveals coach finalists
Special trustees board meeting called today
Thursday, March 06, 2014 12:00 AM
Former Ninety Six High School football coach Mike Doolittle, Ninety Six assistant principal Scott Parker and Columbia coach Kemper Amick are the three finalists for Ninety Six's head football coach vacancy, the school announced Wednesday.
Shortly after announcing the finalists Wednesday, Greenwood School District 52 Superintendent Mark Petersen announced via social media a special board of trustees meeting called at 5 p.m. today to make a recommendation to hire one of the three finalists.
The school originally planned to make a recommendation at the board's next regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting is scheduled for Tuesday.
Doolittle previously coached at Ninety Six from 1994-2007, leading the Wildcats to back-to-back Class AA state championships in 2000 and 2001. Following a stint as an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb University, he spent the last four seasons as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Lincoln County (Ga.).
Parker has been the assistant principal at Ninety Six since 2008. Prior to that, he compiled a 59-48 record in nine seasons as coach and athletic director at T.L. Hanna. He previously spent time as an assistant coach at Newberry, Gardner-Webb and North Greenville, and was the head coach at North Greenville from 1997-99.
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