KEYSER - The Mineral County Board of Education may be naming their own president as interim head football coach at Frankfort High School.

By Liz Beavers
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Tribune Managing Editor
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KEYSER - The Mineral County Board of Education may be naming their own president as interim head football coach at Frankfort High School.
According to the agenda released for Monday’s board meeting, Kevin Watson, who has served as an assistant coach for the Frankfort Falcons for several years, will be recommended for placement as the interim head coach for the coming football season.
This will be the second year Frankfort has been under the direction of an interim coach, with former assistant coach Craig Scott filling in last year.
Head coach and physical education teacher Kevin Whiteman was placed on suspension by the county administration in early 2016, after being accused of making inappropriate comments to three female students on separate occasions.
Following a license revocation hearing held by the West Virginia Department of Education on Dec. 6, 2016, state superintendent of schools Steven L. Paine ordered that his license be suspended for 16 months, saying the hearing panel had found Whiteman had overstepped “professional boundaries between teacher and student.”
Whiteman has appealed that decision, and the local board has placed the issue on hold until the outcome of that appeal.
When the Mineral County BOE votes on the placement of Watson in the interim position on Monday, Watson will have to recuse himself from any discussion in order to avoid a conflict of interest.
The meeting gets underway at 6 p.m. Monday in the administrative offices at 1 Baker Place.