In sports, particularly in high school, official decisions arent always official.
Last month, on June 27 to be exact, we reported that Russell County had found the man to lead it into a new era on the baseball field.
In the words of Lee Corso: Not so fast, my friend.
Warriors athletic director Demond McCoy said on Thursday that the school was yet to make an official hire and that reports to the contrary were premature. The school will make its official recommendation at the countys board meeting later this month.
Josh Hendricks, who has served six years as an assistant coach at various schools, had confirmed he had accepted the job and even came down to Seale, Ala., to take a look at his new digs.
McCoy said that he had been chosen to be recommended for the position, but that the job is still open and will be until the board meeting. Right now, the countys superintendent is out of town, McCoy said, and no other information will be available until he returns next week.
The job opened up when former coach Tony Rasmus accepted a position at Florence High in Florence, Ala. Rasmus coached the Warriors for 13 seasons, winning 401 games and the 2005 state title.
Hendricks may very well be the man who gets the job when its all said and done. But for now, nothing is official.
David Mitchell, 706-571-8571; Follow David on Twitter @leprepsports.