In an poll posted earlier, I asked if Ferrum should choose its next head coach from the ranks of it's assistants, or should they pick an outside candidate. The response was 78% in favor of hiring from within the ranks of the the assistants. Logically the next poll I posted about this subject was in essence, which assistant should it be?
Of the 39 votes cast, 31, or 79% were cast for Coach David Harper. In second place was Coach Pete Shaw. with 10%
The College is currently advertising for the head coaching job, and I expect they will be making a decision on the next head coach fairly soon after the season is over. There is a committee in place, and they will be tasked with making a recommendation of who the best qualified candidate is. This will be a huge undertaking as I would expect that there will be many applications...probably from all over the country. This is a good thing as the object is to find a candidate that will not only fulfill the duties of the job and represent the college with dignity, but be able to teach and mold the players while taking the program to a place of prominence in not only the conference, but in the nation as well.
The choice of Coach Harper was not unexpected by me. Coach Harper has been successful as a player, and a coach, and has been a model of consistency for Ferrum. I look for him to be a strong contender for the position.
I have no clear cut information as to when the next coach will be named. For now it is important to focus on the remainder of the season. Improving in practice, and winning on the field. Get ready for Shenandoah...that is the important thing for now.