By Lori Wynn
Just weeks after seeing the Wildcats baseball team to playoffs, Mitchell Curry was terminated Monday from his position as head baseball coach at Richmond Hill High School.
Michael Pollard, athletic director for RHHS, said Curry, who has coached for the past eight seasons, will continue to be employed by the school as a teacher.
The team wrapped up its 2010 season earlier this month by placing second in Region 3AAA and making it to the first round of the playoffs for the first time in the school’s history.
Pollard said he couldn’t comment on the details behind the decision to let Curry go as head coach because it is a personnel issue.
However, he said the decision had nothing to do with the team’s performance.
“Win-loss record was not a determining factor,” Pollard said.
Curry did not return messages left on his cell phone by presstime.
Pollard said school officials are currently in the process of finding a replacement for Curry.
“We have established a committee that will be interviewing Tuesday,” he said. “We have some applicants that have expressed an interest in the position, and we have others scheduled as well.”
The committee will make a recommendation to RHHS principal Dr. Charles Spann, who will make the final decision, Pollard said.
“Ideally we’ll have someone in place immediately,” he said. “June is an important month in regards to preparing for the upcoming baseball season … We may not make that deadline, but hopefully we’ll have someone as soon as possible.”