KEYSER - Mineral County Board of Education member Kevin Watson, who has been serving as interim head football coach at Frankfort High School since July, has resigned from that position.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Mineral County Board of Education member Kevin Watson, who has been serving as interim head football coach at Frankfort High School since July, has resigned from that position.
His letter of resignation will come before the board of education tonight during their 6 p.m. meeting.
The board had named Watson interim coach on June 26, and Watson announced in July that he would be stepping down from his spot as board president in order to devote more time to the football program.
He did, however, remain a member of the board at that time.
Monday, Watson told the News Tribune he also does not plan to run for re-election to the board, in order to devote more time to his family.
“Going into 2018, family and health are the most important things to me,” he said.
Watson, who was an auxiliary coach for Frankfort for several years, is the second interim coach the Falcons have had since head coach Kevin Whiteman was placed on suspension by the county administration in early 2016.
Assistant coach Craig Scott became the first interim coach, but resigned after the 2016 football season.
Whiteman was suspended by West Virginia state superintendent of schools Steven L. Paine for 16 months, beginning in April 2017.