Wayne Warriors football players emerge from an inflatable tunnel topped by a red-faced Indian wearing a headdress before their home game against Northmont on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

School board sets meeting to name new Wayne football coach

At a meeting last week, the Huber Heights City School Board approved the contracts of dozens of coaches and other “extra duty appointments” for the fall. 

Head football coach was not among them, something set to be addressed at a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning. 

>>RELATED: Jay Minton will not return at Wayne football coach

To fill that role, the administration will recommend longtime assistant Roosevelt Mukes, who will be up for approval pending certification, paperwork and a background check. 

That was the expectation of former Wayne coach Jay Minton, who told this news organization Friday night he opted not to be considered for a 22nd year as the Warriors head coach after he was unable to return as director of athletics and instead hired as a physical education teacher at Weisenborn Junior High. 

Minton cited concern about his ability to carry out all duties of being head coach without being in the high school building, where he can more easily keep tabs on players, stay in touch with teachers and coordinate visits from college recruiters. 

>>READ MORE: Minton discusses decision

Listed as a member of the faculty at Wright Brothers Elementary on the district website, Mukes is a former Wayne football player who went on to a decorated career at the University of Cincinnati. 

He was inducted into the Miami Valley Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame as an assistant coach in April. 

Mukes was among six people approved as assistant football coaches in the meeting last week, joining George Amburgey, Andre Cokes, Alex Earley, Guy Victoria and James Williams 

The special meeting Wednesday is scheduled to take place at 8 in the Studebaker Room at 5954 Longford Road. 

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