KEYSER - Kevin Watson plans to step down from his position as president of the Mineral County Board of Education so he can devote more time to the Frankfort High School football program.


By Liz Beavers
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KEYSER - Kevin Watson plans to step down from his position as president of the Mineral County Board of Education so he can devote more time to the Frankfort High School football program.
Watson, who was appointed as interim head football coach June 26, announced Monday evening during the regular board of education meeting that he doesn’t feel he would be able to adequately devote enough time to both positions.
“I just think it’s not fair to the football program or to the board to not be able to give it all I can,” he said.
Since Watson’s announcement was not on the agenda for Monday’s meeting, the board could either vote to accept his resignation or name a replacement.
Watson said he hopes the vote to accept his resignation “could happen before August.” The next board meeting is Tuesday, July 18.
Watson emphasized, however, that he is not resigning from the board - just the position of president.
He also noted that any of the other four current board members “are very well qualified … to fill this seat.”
Lara Courrier is currently serving as vice president.
Watson is the second assistant coach at Frankfort to be named interim since head coach Kevin Whiteman was placed on suspension by the county administration in early 2016.
Assistant coach Craig Scott took the head position last year, but did not wish to continue.
As a member of the county board, Watson will receive no pay for his coaching position.