For the third time this year a head football coach has departed the Bryan County High School program.
The latest, Tony Glazer, informed the school’s administration on May 8 that he was declining the job he had accepted in April.
“I decided that for family and personal reasons I couldn’t accept the position at this time and that it would be best for me to stay at Liberty County,” Glazer wrote to Bryan County Now in an email.
Glazer had accepted the job after Mark Wilson, who had been hired in March, informed the school he would not be returning to BCHS due to family reasons. Wilson, who has been the head coach at Taylor County for the past two seasons was the BCHS’s head coach from 2010-14.
Wilson would have replaced Allen Cartwright who left to take the defensive coordinator position at Tattnall County after two seasons coaching the Redskins.
In the meantime, Bryan County Schools’ administrators decided to, “for the sake of the student-athletes and continuity of the program,” name an interim head coach from a group of internal candidates.
After administrators interviewed several candidates, Mario Mincey was named interim head football coach.
“I look forward to leading the football team as I enter my 11th year at BCHS,” Mincey said. “This is a very unique situation, but I have coached the majority of these young men either in middle school or high school. Our goal this year is to simply go out compete and play with pride.”
Mincey is the BCHS varsity girls basketball coach, and has been an assistant football and track coach at the school.
“He is also very familiar with most of our student-athletes, having coached them throughout the years at both the middle and high school levels,” Bryan County School assistant superintendent Trey Robertson said.
Bryan County High School will post the head football coach position after the 2017 season.