Lady Vikings look for new coach


Come Monday, Siuslaw High School administrators including athletic director Chris Johnson will begin the process of looking over applications to fill the head coach of the school’s girls basketball program.

The search for a new coach comes as a result of the unexpected departure of Clint Tatum, who resigned Tuesday morning for personal reasons after three years as head coach.

Johnson, who wasn’t at liberty to provide details regarding Tatum’s decision, said the position has been posted on the school’s website and will remain open until the position is filled.

“With this happening over the holiday, it’s definitely a bit of a speed bump for us,” Johnson said. “But the girls haven’t missed a practice because of it and we’re doing everything we need to do to keep moving forward.”

Greg Reynolds, the program’s junior varsity coach for the past three seasons, is serving as interim varsity coach, with P.E. teacher Sara Truax volunteering to help with the JV team coaching duties.

“With league play not starting until January, we feel confident the program will be ready to compete,” said Johnson.

Preseason play begins Nov. 29, when the Lady Vikings travel to Creswell.

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