The search to find the next football coaches at two of Harrison County's schools took a step forward as Wednesday was the deadline to submit applications.
Both D'Iberville and West Harrison have drawn significant interest from across the country, county athletics director Bobby Trosclair said.
The process could still take more than two weeks to play out as a committee comprised of Trosclair, the schools' principal and a county administrator will now sift through the applicants before scheduling interviews.
Trosclair previously told the Sun Herald both hires come down to finding the right fit for the individual programs.
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"Where at D'Iberville we're looking for someone who can carry on that tradition, at West Harrison we're looking for someone to start it," Trosclair said.
Both Buddy Singleton at D'Iberville and Sean Harden at West Harrison resigned from their respective positions late last month.
D'Iberville is coming off of a 6-7 season in which the Warriors were eliminated in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs. The Hurricanes were 0-11 each of the last season.
George County was the third Coast school looking for a football coach up until last week when the Rebels hired Matt Caldwell from Taylorsville.