After a 10-2 season, former Richmond Hill High School football Lyman Guy recently accepted a head coaching job with Toombs County High School, in part, because his coaching supplement of $8,000 per year paled in comparison to what some other school districts are offering.
The Bryan County Board of Education took steps at its monthly meeting Thursday night to ensure that wouldn’t happen again.
After considerable discussion, the board agreed that when the new football coach is named, he or she will get a starting supplement of $17,297 per year.
Likewise, Bryan County High School football coach Mark Wilson will see a similar pay increase when the BoE’s new fiscal year starts July 1.
That figure represents 85 percent of what the coaches can ultimately expect to receive. Their coaching stipend will increase an additional 15 percent the following year and could take the two-year increase to more than $20,000, based upon experience and other factors.
That figure is not exorbitant, BoE member Joe Pecenka said.
“This puts our county in the average range. Some counties are higher and some are lower. It makes us competitive,” he said.
Read more in the March 1 edition of the News.