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Mohigans want to go “Back to the Future” as search for new football coach is underway

MORGANTOWN – Who can lead Morgantown High Football “Back to the Future?” That was the question posed by the official Morgantown High School Athletics Twitter account Monday, as it announced the posting for the job of head football coach.

The reference to Michael J. Fox’s 1985 blockbuster, alludes to returning the program to its run of football dominance in Class AAA that spanned nearly two decades.

From 1995 to 2013, Morgantown made 19 consecutive playoff appearnces, won four state championships (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006) and finished runner-up one other time (1998). The Mohigans also reached the state semifinals eight times during that run.

Since 2013, Morgantown has record just two playoff wins.

Former Head Coach Matt Lacy stepped down in November after four seasons at the helm. Morgantown posted a 22-23 record during Lacy’s tenure as head coach making three playoff appearances and advancing to the semifinals in 2016. However, Morgantown was defeated in the first round of the playoffs in 2017 and 2018 and failed to reach the postseason this past year.

The job drew interest from applicants from as far away as Florida when it was last posted in the spring of 2016 when current MHS Athletics Director John Bowers stepped away from the job to take job in school administration.

According to the posting, applications will be accpeted through Jan. 10, 2020 and interviews will be scheduled after the first of the year.





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