The decision was made during Monday (March 14th) night's school board meeting. In a 5-0 vote, 2-members abstained, Ritchie Pinckard was promoted to head coach/athletic director.
Pinckard was an assistant on Jimmy Thompson's (former Garrison head coach, now at Cleveland High School) staff since 2001.
In a conversation by phone, Pinckard said he is elated and excited, but said this is tough because he and Larry Prince are good friends. Price was also among the five finalists and worked with Pinckard on Thompson's staff at Garrison.
The following were the five finalists:
Ritchie Pinckard-Garrison Asst. Coach
Larry Prince-Garrison Asst. Coach
Tracy Adair-Willis Asst. Coach
Craten Phillips-Odessa Asst. Coach