The process for the appointment of the next football coach for the Annawan-Wethersfield co-op moved forward on Tuesday.
During its regular meeting, Wethersfield District 230’s board of education made two appointments related to the program and recommended that teacher Logan Willits be named head coach, district superintendent Shane Kazubowski said.
Because of the co-op arrangement between the two schools, the recommendation must be affirmed by the Annawan District 236’s, board of education, which meets Wednesday, June 19.
The position came open when Brandon Johnston, 35, resigned on May 30. Johnston had accepted a position as an assistant principal for athletics at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Johnston had been a teacher in the Wethersfield district and coach of the football co-op since 2009.
Willits has been an offensive coordinator for football and was the co-op’s baseball coach. Willits is a Knox College graduate.
Kazubowski said the district hired Joe Schmidt to fill the teaching vacancy created by Johnston’s departure. Johnston was involved in driver’s education, social studies and early-hours physical education.
Schmidt, who was the head football coach at Bureau Valley High School in Manlius, resigned last month to accept a position at Wethersfield High School. The board also recommended that Schmidt be retained as an assistant football coach. That appointment must also be approved by the Annawan board.
Another appointment that took effect immediately was naming Logan as weight-room coordinator. He has been overseeing weight training of athletes at Wethersfield High School.