Bob Cooper, the coach of the girls team since 2002 and
assistant indoor track coach since 1997, was designated as the boys coach at
the August 26 meeting of the board.
At that time, a couple runners on
the team expressed concern that one coach couldn’t manage both teams, which
comprise 20-25 runners combined.
The board told the students at that time that it would
attempt to find an assistant to alleviate the pressure, and on Monday night,
Campbell was appointed. His stipend has yet to be determined.
Campbell, a WDHS graduate, teaches English at the school and has served as an assistant track coach for
more than six years, according to Jason Morrell, WDHS Assistant Principal,
Athletics and Activities.
“With the teams being combined, it’s imperative that you
have multiple coaches so each athlete has the proper training and time with a
coach,” Morrell said.