I just learned from Wilby Athletic Director Steve Baldwin that Jack Cochran pulled his name out of the running and is no longer a candidate to be Wilby's next head football coach.
Baldwin didn't give a reason for Cochran revoking his candidacy, but Sean Patrick Bowley of the Connecticut Post is reporting that Cochran's potential acceptance of the job was influenced by his desire to have a teaching job in the school system that wasn't available, among other reasons.
Baldwin said he has "a few" candidates left but he has to "start over" and look at everything again. He didn't confirm any other candidates by name, but we've seen reports of potential candidates including Pete Flammia, Dennis Wanzie, and Rico Brogna, among others.
Cochran was definitely the frontrunner and top pick for the job and Baldwin is disappointed that the championship-winning coach won't be bringing his talents (and potentially his all-state son's) to Wilby.
I'll keep you updated when I receive any more news on the situation going forward.