Principal Tim Halloran and Athletic Director John Ambrose began the process of weeding through applications this winter, narrowing the field to the six candidates interviewed for the position. From those six interviews the pair whittled the list of candidates down to two.
"We're looking for people who know football, obviously," said Ambrose. "We try to make our best judgment on who knows football, and who can do a good job teaching, and who has that attitude we're looking for. Ultimately what it comes down to is gut instinct - are they there to serve the kids, are they there to serve the community and are they committed to trying to build a successful football team?"
Liberty Union High School District Superintendent Dan Smith declined to comment on the hiring process, except to say that he's expecting the matter to be resolved soon.
"Hopefully we'll have an announcement after Wednesday night's board meeting," Smith said.
The LUHSD board meeting took place after the Press went to print.