Maybe it was because change appeared to be inevitable, but UH is poised to challenge the speed record for hiring a new head coach for football.
A night after the season ended, head coach Greg McMackin reached a retirement agreement with the school. Soon after the news conference announcing the departure on Monday, the job opening was posted on the UH Web site, with a waiver for a speedy process approved. A search advisory committee was announced yesterday. The committee will meet after 4:30 p.m. Monday (officially the end of that business day), and begin sifting through the applications. While applications are still welcomed after that, a group of finalists could be ready for interviews shortly after.
With technology providing up-to-the-second debates, impatience is fostered. In this situation, with the parameters of the state’s hiring rules, UH has wasted no time in making the hiring a priority.
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With so many coaching vacancies, there are many options for job-seekers. Case in point: Former Miami head coach Randy Shannon decided not to apply for the UH job to focus on the Fresno State opening.