Cullman High School prepares for coaching search following the retirement of head football coach
Cullman City Schools is ramping up the search for its next head football coach, fresh off the retirement of head coach Oscar Glasscock, who has led the Bearcats varsity program for the past four seasons.
Cullman High made four playoff appearances and notched its first post-season win as a Class 6A program under Glasscock’s leadership. He retires with a 28-17 overall record at CHS.
“We appreciate everything Coach Glasscock has done for Cullman football and Cullman High School,” Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff said. “In the time I’ve worked with him, I’ve been impressed with the relationships he has with his players, but more importantly his focus on character building with student athletes. On behalf of the Board of Education, we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Cullman City Schools Athletic Director Mark Stephens added that Glasscock’s tenure “bridged the gap” to carry the program to where it is now: “Our football program needed his leadership and calm and stable demeanor.”
Looking ahead, Cullman City Schools will post the opening for its head varsity football coach and anticipates a statewide search for the role.
“We anticipate a great amount of interest. Cullman is an attractive job for head football coaches because of the great student athletes, premiere facilities, administrative and board support and tremendous community support,” Kallhoff said. “Up next we’ll gather input from some of our stakeholders to discuss the future direction of the comprehensive football program in Cullman City Schools and keep this in mind as we interview for and hire the next head football coach at Cullman High.”
The board hopes to approve its next football coach in January, giving Glassock’s successor plenty of time to hit the ground running for the 2023 season.