Sunbright High girls fear season will be canceled

Sunbright High girls fear season will be canceled without a coach

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The 15 members of the Lady Tiger soccer team have already started practicing for their first game on August 20. The 15 members of the Lady Tiger soccer team have already started practicing for their first game on August 20.
"We are like a family now," said team captain Meagan Hall. "We are like a family now," said team captain Meagan Hall.
"We do really need it because we all want to continue to play soccer," said Kori Howard. "We do really need it because we all want to continue to play soccer," said Kori Howard.
"We really need a teacher that's willing to learn the sport," said Sarah Feeney. "We really need a teacher that's willing to learn the sport," said Sarah Feeney.
"It's been a great program," said Sunbright High School Principal Bill Hunter. "It's been a great program," said Sunbright High School Principal Bill Hunter.

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

SUNBRIGHT (WATE) - Girls soccer players at Sunbright High School in Morgan County are without a coach, and they say if they do not get one soon their season will be canceled.

The 15 members of the Lady Tiger soccer team have already started practicing for their first game on August 20.

There is just one big problem. The coach who started the girls soccer program last year got a new job and left.

"We are like a family now," said team captain Meagan Hall. "I love everybody on the team."

"We do really need it because we all want to continue to play soccer," said Kori Howard. "It means so much to us."

Sarah Feeney was last year's assistant coach, but now no longer works at the school.

"We really need a teacher that's willing to learn the sport," said Feeney. "I would be willing to teach them the game."

Sunbright High School Principal Bill Hunter says they are in the process of looking for a new coach.

"At this point we have it posted on the district website for anyone that may be able to help us out in that aspect," Hunter said. "It's been a great program."

Hunter says no one has expressed interest in the job. 

If a coach cannot be found by August 10 administrators will be forced to cancel the season.

"Please we need it," said Hall. "We are working really hard right now. We are all dedicated to it. We want to stay as a family."

The soccer coach job is a non-paid position at Sunbright High School.

The principal says the coach can be a current teacher, retired teacher, or a volunteer from the community who has an interest in the program.

If you are interested in coaching you can call Sunbright High School at (423) 628-2244.

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