Kimball High is a few steps closer to having a new head football coach.
A panel of school and district administrators met July 11 to interview candidates for the job. Kimball High athletic director Steve Thornton confirmed on Wednesday, July 17, that the panel forwarded a recommendation to the Tracy Unified School District human resources office.
Thornton, who participated in the interviews, would not say who was interviewed or who the panel recommended for the job.
Any recommendation must be approved by the TUSD Board of Trustees, which has its next regular meeting Aug. 13.
The new coach will replace Matt Loggins, who held the position for three months before taking a job as athletic director at Clovis West High School in Fresno.
District spokeswoman Jessica Cardoza and Sheila Harrison, assistant superintendent for human resources, were both on vacation this week and were unavailable for comment.
The coaching shuffle at Kimball High began in January, when the district declined to renew the contract of football coach Steve Anastasio.
Loggins left his job coaching the West High football team to take the job but was hired by Clovis Unified School District in June.
Meanwhile, the district hired former West freshman coach Chris Myers to lead the West varsity team. Anastasio is back at West as the sophomore football coach, the job he held before he went to Kimball High in 2010.
Kimball High’s football team has continued working out over the summer under the guidance of assistant coaches assembled by Loggins.
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