South Point changes football coach

Published 11:28 am Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SOUTH POINT — Les Miles, you have company.
Taking a page out of the LSU playbook, the South Point Board of Education made a midseason change as they relieved Chad Coffman of his duties as the head football coach during a special meeting on Tuesday.

South Point is 0-5 on the season and was 2-8 last year. Coffman is in the second year as the Pointers’ coach.

Mark Christian, superintendent of South Point schools, said Coffman and board of education wanted to go in different directions with the program.
“There was a difference of philosophy between him and board,” Christian said. “They discussed it and he (Coffman) requested to step down and be paid out for the remainder of his contact, and they agreed.”

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Coffman was signed on to South Point with a five-year contract at $10,000 a year. That makes the payout $35,000 for the remaining three and a half years, Christian said.

“There was no animosity,” he said. “It wasn’t that. They just wanted to go in a different direction philosophically. He was a good guy and a good teacher. … Everyone thinks he’s a really good guy.”
Coffman coached at Ashland Crestview prior to taking the South Point job. He posted a 26-26 record in five seasons including the school’s only 11-win season in 2011 when the team qualified for the postseason playoffs.

Chase Kratzenberg was named the interim head coach. All assistant coaches remain on staff.