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Tag: Howard Lutton


Football: Coaching carousel spinning at high-speed in South Sound

There’s been a lot of coaching turnover among football teams in the South Sound the past few months – more than I can remember in recent years.

Here’s what I can remember on this Saturday night. If you know of others, chime in.

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Football: Lutton wins appeal, will remain as FP head coach

Howard Lutton will roam the sidelines as Franklin Pierce High’s head football coach for at least one more season.

Three weeks after being fired from his coaching position, Lutton was reinstated as the on Wednesday.

“I’m excited to get back on the field next season,” said Lutton, who has been at Franklin Pierce for 34 years and has been head coach for 24 seasons.

Lutton appealed his termination to Franklin Pierce School District superintendent Frank Hewins on Monday, meeting for almost two hours. Hewins called Lutton back on Wednesday, surprising him.

“I wasn’t expecting anything until Friday,” Lutton said. “He congratulated me and we went through the concerns and said they were very easily correctable.”
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Update: Franklin Pierce school board meeting cancelled

For those wishing to let the Franklin Pierce School Board know their opinion on not renewing the contract of Cardinals football coach Howard Lutton, you won’t get to do it face-to-face tonight.

Because of inclement weather the regularly-scheduled monthly meeting, which was originally set for tonight, has been cancelled. The meeting probably won’t be rescheduled, said Willie Painter, public information officer for the district. He said agenda items usually roll over to the next month’s meeting.

Earlier this month, the district notified Lutton, the team’s coach for 24 seasons, that his contract would not be renewed. Lutton said he plans to appeal the decision and will meet with district superintendent Frank Hewins on Friday Jan. 20.
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