Spartanburg SC -
Byrnes high school continues its pursuit of a head football coach to replace Bobby Bentley and the South Carolina News Network reported Tuesday night that Hammond Academy (Columbia) head coach Erik Kimrey will interview for the job Friday.
Byrnes principal Jeff Rogers tells 7 On Your Side the school is targeting Monday for announcing a new coach. A search committe is handling the process and is planning to have a discussion session Friday, the likely point when all interviews will be concluded.
Rogers estimates that roughtly six candidates will be interviewed.
A likely candidate, former Byrnes quarterback and assistant coach Brian Lane, currently the head coach at Woodruff, declined to discuss the opening when contacted Tuesday.
Byrnes is looking for a successor to Bentley, who announced two weeks ago he was leaving to join the staff at Auburn. Bentley built the program into a national competitor during his 13 seasons as a head coach and four as offensive coordinator.
Kimrey, a former USC reserve quarterback, is best remembered from his playing days for throwing a pass referred to by Gamecock fans as "The Fade," a game-winning toss to Jermale Kelly in a 2000 victory over Mississippi State.