BY JEFF FALK
Dynamic. Well-spoken. Experienced. Creative. Strong leadership skills.
It’s almost like going on a blind date. There are certain qualities we’re looking for in our head coaches, and when you meet him for the first time, you just hope they’re there.
The Cedar Crest athletic community will meet it’s ‘mystery man’ at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, in the Large Group Instruction room at CCHS. That’s when and where, Cedar Crest athletic director Rob Snyder will introduce the Falcons’ new head football coach during a special press conference.
Snyder has headed a search and interview committee designed to replace Tom Waranavage, who resigned in October. Under Waranavage, Cedar Crest went 3-7 during the fall of 2013, and 11-39 in his five seasons in South Lebanon.
The Cedar Crest head football job is one of the most prestigious and scrutinized coaching positions in Lebanon County. Since Waranavage’s resignation, speculation has run rampant locally about his successor.
Generally believed to feature more talent than their recent record indicates, the Falcons’ football program has not enjoyed on-field success for most of the last decade, since Gene ‘Spike’ Fuhrman headed it in the late 1990s.