By DUSTIN ARMBRUSTER
The search for a head football coach at Hays High school is over. The school announced this morning they have hired former Great Bend head coach Bo Black to lead the Indians starting in 2014.
Hays narrowed their list down to six candidates over the past six weeks and held interviews over two days last week.
Black accepted the position Friday and informed his Great Bend players of his decision this morning.
Black spent 13 years at Great Bend with a record of 82-47. He led the Panthers to a 5A State runner-up finish in 2006 finishing 11-2. The Panthers won eight Western Athletic Conference titles, including six in-a-row and led Great Bend to eight playoff appearances.
Before coaching the Panthers, Black was an assistant coach at Lancaster High School in Texas for five years. Black is a graduate of Emporia State where he played football for the Hornets.
Against Hays, Black went 9-4, winning in the first nine meetings. His teams only finished lower than second on the WAC once which was this past season.
Black is scheduled to meet with the Hays High players today.
Black and his wife Stefanie have two children, Hannah 12 and Ty 11.
Black takes over Ryan Cornelsen from who spent five years as the Hays High head coach before accepting the same position at Hutchinson in early January.
Below is an interview with the Hays High Indian head coach Bo Black…