Mario Mincey was named interim head football coach at Bryan County High School Tuesday, according to a statement released by the district. It is the third time in three months a head coach has been named.
Bryan County News received an email late Tuesday afternoon from Tony Glazer confirming that he will not be the Redskins’ new coach. Glazer was named coach at the end of April by the Bryan County Schools’ Board of Education.
Glazer’s email said: “I am staying at Liberty County High School as defensive coordinator. I have no other comments on the matter.”
The district’s statement Tuesday evening said Glazer declined the position “due to personal reasons and a perceived lack of community support.”
The statement went on to say that “It was then decided by the administration, for the sake of the student-athletes and continuity of the program, that an interim head coach would be named from a group of internal candidates.”
Mincey is a long-time assistant football coach at BCHS and is also the girls’ varsity basketball coach. The district said it will post the position following the 2017 season.
Glazer, a 2004 Richmond Hill High School graduate, was also head baseball coach at Liberty County this past spring.
Glazer was hired to replace Mark Wilson, who accepted the job in late March but in April changed his mind. Wilson, who coached the Redskins from 2010 to 2014, was the head coach at Taylor County the past two seasons.
Wilson said in a statement released by Bryan County Schools when Glazer was hired that “Due to a change in my family circumstances it is better for me and my family to remain at my current position.”
Wilson, in turn, was hired to replace Allen Cartwright, who coached Bryan County the past two seasons. He stepped down in March to become defensive coordinator at Tattnall County.
— Coastal Courier correspondent Caleb Bailey contributed to this report