By Graham Sturgeon, staff writer
The Durand Area School District is searching for a varsity football coach to fill the shoes of Mark Worsham, who resigned on July 6 to take a teaching job in Mississippi. Worsham worked on the coaching staff for 11 years, three of those as the varsity head coach.
The district listed the position recently and Athletic Director Chris Deines thinks that the district should be able to find a suitable candidate externally. He has fielded calls from “four or five” interested candidates and will begin the interview process in the next week or two.
Deines and the rest of the Durand Athletic Program will be sad to see Worsham leave, and they appreciate the hard work that he put in over the decade-plus he was with the program.
“Mark has been in Michigan for 15 years and for 11 of those years he has been with our program,” Deines said. “The time and commitment he put in can never be replaced. He was more than just a coach and he taught more than just football; he taught life lessons. He was a molder of men.”
Worsham’s letter of resignation will be presented to the Board of Education on Monday, July 13, for acceptance, and the district plans to fill the position by August.