As reported by our Frank Bodani on Monday, Tim Hibbs has resigned as William Penn football coach. Hibbs had his teaching job at the school officially furloughed on July 21.
It looks like we won't have to wait long to find out Hibbs' successor.
William Penn athletic director Chaz Green said Tuesday that the York City school board will name a new interim football coach at its scheduled meeting on Wednesday. The school board is also expected to accept Hibbs' resignation at that meeting.
Neither Green nor assistant athletic director Joe Chiodi would comment on possible replacements, although offensive coordinator and longtime Bearcats assistant Shawn Heinold is thought to be a likely candidate.
"I feel it will be a fairly smooth transition because the staff is in intact, no one is leaving," Heinold, 39, said Monday. "We have a rapport with the players. A trust level is there. There will be the same kind of philosophy, and that will help."
Whoever is hired would coach the rest of this season, Chiodi said. The district will make a decision on a full-time hire after the season is over.
The school needs to move fast. Fall sports practices begin Monday, and opening night for football season is September 3. The Bearcats open up their 2010 campaign at home against Reading.
UPDATE (5:51 p.m.): It didn't take Hibbs long to land a new coaching gig.
The former William Penn and Biglerville coach has accepted an assistant coaching job at Gettysburg College, per a release from the school.
Hibbs previously coached at Gettysburg in 2003 (offensive line) and from 1997-99 (linebackers), serving as defensive coordinator in 1999. He went 6-5 in his one season at William Penn.