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Bradshaw in Richwood coach job hunt

12:00 AM, Dec. 13, 2012 EST

Former Bastrop coach Brad Bradshaw is among the candidates who have applied for the head coach's position in Richwood, school officials say. the district is taking applications until Friday. / NEWS-STAR FILE

Former Bastrop football coach Brad Bradshaw has applied to be the Richwood head football coach, according to high school Principal Sharilynn Loche.

Loche would not comment on a preference to any of the applicants who have applied so far. The school is taking applications until Friday.

"We have quite a bit of interest, and we have some good applicants," Loche said.

Bradshaw likely would rise to the top of most applicant fields given his resumè at Bastrop. He finished with a 148-33 record in 14 seasons with the Rams and never finished a year with a losing season.

His teams also won three consecutive state titles in 2005-2007. The LHSAA stripped Bastrop of its 2005 title after questions arose about the eligibility of some players who had evacuated after Hurricane Katrina. During that time, his teams built a 49-game win streak that was not snapped until 2008.

Bradshaw left Bastrop in 2011 and became the athletic director at Crossett High School in Crossett, Ark., later that year.

Bradshaw did not return calls seeking comment Wednesday.

Richwood's new coach will replace Warren Trimble, who resigned in November to become the principal at Madison Parish High School. Trimble posted a 46-36 record and two quarterfinal appearances in five seasons with Richwood.

Loche expects to decide on a new head coach by the end of January. She said after the school stops taking applications Friday, she will then begin weeding out candidates who do not fit the qualifications or have the proper certifications.

She said she's sure Bradshaw meets those credentials.

Loche said she will interview finalists after the holidays before making her final decision.




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