At Monday night’s Western Plains Unified School District 106 Board of Education meeting, held in Ransom at Western Plains High School, the board again visited the topic of the football coaching situation.
In December, the board named Todd Vogts – a Western Plains High School paraeducator, bus driver, substitute and assistant boys’ basketball coach – as the interim head coach. Now the job is officially his.
Superintendent Kerry Lacock said supplemental contracts such as coaching contracts usually aren’t offered this early, but with this position, Lacock said the board felt it was prudent to get a coach into the position in order to continue to dispel any rumors that WPHS would have no football team next year.
Vogts is expected to sign the contract in the coming days.