(La Porte, IN) - La Porte High School has a new head varsity football coach. Last night, the school board voted 6 to 1 in favor of Bob James. James is a longtime assistant varsity football coach recommended for the job by the administration.
The school board last month, though, voted 4 to 3 against hiring James.
Board member Jim Arnold, who supported James from the beginning, said some board members changed their minds after having answers to their remaining questions about James answered during an executive session of the board last week.
“There was just questions about his past experience with coaching, his ideas and vision for the team and so forth. His coaching ability and things of that nature,” he said.
Supporters of James touted his longtime service and dedication to the program and being a hometown coach who can relate better to players in the program which has had several head coaches in recent years.