For the second time this off-season, a DeKalb County school is looking for another head football coach after its first choice declined to take the job over a contract dispute related to school system budget cuts.
In May, Camden County defensive coordinator Bryan Love declined to take an offer by Class AAAA champion Tucker to replace Franklin Stephens just three weeks after accepting the offer. Love returned to Camden, and the Tucker job went to defensive coordinator Bryan Lamar, a Tucker alumnus.
This week, Terrence Amos, hired in March, declined the Redan job when faced with a cut in his teacher’s salary from his previous school in Alabama.
Amos, an Atlanta native who was head coach in 2011 at Jackson-Olin in Birmingham, went through spring practice with his new team. This month, he was offered an official contract and was surprised that it called for a 7 percent cut from his previous job and a smaller coaching supplement than expected.
‘’The principal [Greg Goodwin] worked with me and did everything he could do, but when it came down to it, it wasn’t in the best interest of my family,’’ Amos said. “It’s a great group of kids at Redan. I hate that it came down to that.’’
Goodwin confirmed that Redan was looking for a new coach but declined to comment further. Practice will begin next month for Redan’s Aug. 31 opener against Troup.