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Decision to hire new head football coach goes to Quincy board

by Rebecca Pettingill
Staff Writer | December 29, 2021 1:00 AM

QUINCY — The Quincy School District Board of Directors is considering hiring a Quincy High School head football coach after Greg McMillan resigned Nov. 16.

McMillan was head coach for the past two seasons. The Jacks went 0-9 this season and 0-4 in the previous season.

Over the last handful of years, the Jacks football program has struggled to be a consistent contender against its opponents. In the five seasons leading up to McMillan’s arrival, the football team’s best record was the 2017-18 season, in which it had an overall 6-4 record and 3-3 record in the Caribou Trail League. The last state appearance by the Jacks was in the 2012-13 season, when they lost in the quarterfinals to River View High School, 14-0.

McMillan declined to comment on the situation to the Columbia Basin Herald, but said he would remain in Quincy. McMillan didn’t give any indication prior to his departure that he was considering resigning from the position.

“We have interviewed for this position, and I have submitted my recommendation to the superintendent for a candidate to be hired,” said Quincy High School athletic director Brett Fancher. “Until the Quincy School District Board of Directors approves that recommendation, I am going to reserve comment.”

Fancher said he estimates the decision by the board will be made at one of the January board meetings.