The shortlist won’t be getting any shorter.
With just two candidates left in the running, the Okanagan Sun is on the verge of choosing the club’s new head coach for the 2013 B.C. Football Conference season.
“We’ve narrowed the shortlist down to two people,” Sun GM Jay Christensen said Tuesday. “Because of Christmas parties and the busy schedules people have this time of year, the process has maybe gone a bit slower than we would have liked. But we’re very close to making our final decision.”
Christensen and the rest of the four-man selection committee—including Sun president Paul Carson—will meet on Friday to further discuss the merits of the two finalists.
Although Christensen can’t guarantee a decision will be made this week, he expects the football community will soon be introduced to the 14th head coach in club history.
From a list of about 10 qualified applicants, Christensen said the last two candidates stood a cut above the rest.
“To be honest, I’d be pretty happy with either one of these guys,” said Christensen, who couldn’t divulge where either coaching finalist was from. “They’re both quality people and quality football coaches.”
The Sun has been searching for a new head man since the firing of Gavin Lake prior to the 2012 BCFC playoffs. Under Lake, who was hired last spring, the Sun posted its poorest regular season in team history going 3-7.
Lake’s brief tenure at the helm ended after a 46-8 drubbing at the hands of the Langley Rams Oct. 15 at the Apple Bowl in the last game of the regular season.