Bishop McCort rescinds decision to former NFL safety to become the head coach at his high school

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by Jeff Fisher

There lots of speculation in Johnstown, Pennsylvania surrounding the decision by Bishop McCort High School to rescind its offer to former NFL defensive back Artrell Hawkins to be the school’s new head football coach. Hawkins, who played for four NFL teams during his career, was hired last week by his alma mater, but on Sunday the school rescinded its offer.

Most of the media conversation surrounding the school’s decision to rescind its offer centers on the fact that Hawkins was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Cincinnati last year.  Hawkins was acquitted of the charge during an April 2014 trial.

The school still hasn’t commented on why it decided to rescind its offer to Hawkins, who is a 1994 graduate of McCort.

The school is currently accepting applications for the head coach position.  You can get the details on our Coaches Job Board.


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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.