continued Resident Melissa Moonan said she was concerned about the cost of the football program investigation and how that would affect academic funding in the district.
Resident and member of the Skaneateles Football Club John Logan criticized the board for the actions it took against the high school football program, saying, “We’ve watched the kids accomplishments fall apart.”
Logan recommended the board make a public statement to clear the names of all assistant football coaches not involved in the recruiting, and that the board hire all those uninvolved coaches immediately.
District Athletic Director Stacey Tice recommended that Sindoni be hired as interim head coach to close out the season and do the necessary player exit interviews, equipment inventory and award nominations.
“I’d like a person who’s knowledgeable on all the athletes” and who can be a “go-to person” for the administration for the final tasks, Tice said.
Tice added that she knows there is “much work we need to do” to improve the appointment process for future coaches – not just for the football program, but for all sports.
“I will work with the administration as soon as possible for new procedures and policies to be put in place. We want a coherent plan that will benefit the athletes as well as the programs,” Tice said.
School Board President Evan Dreyfuss said that the district “shortly” will take some formal action to recognize the accomplishments of its student athletes, not just of the football program, but from all sports.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at email@example.com.