Tupelo H.S. football search committee meets

The committee to find Tupelo High School’s next football coach met for the first time Thursday night.

The committee of eight community members plus Principal Mac Curlee and Athletic Director Danny Porter will seek the replacement for Eric Collins, who resigned as coach early this month.

“We have a good cross-representation of members of our community as well as the school district,” Curlee said Thursday night after the meeting. “We just met and established some of our ground rules. Tonight was our first step as far as naming the next football coach at Tupelo High School.”

Curlee, who also announced his retirement Thursday, said he’ll be involved with the search for the next head football coach until his last day with the district, Dec. 31, unless a new coach is named before that.

Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal