Mercer moves ahead; Weaver moves back
Mercer County is apparently on the fast track toward making another offer to a football coaching candidate. The Advocate’s Larry Vaught reports that the school has turned its focus to Shadon Brown, the former Danville player and Boyle County assistant coach, who has been Rowan County’s head coach for one year.
Will Weaver of Madisonville-North Hopkins accepted the job on Monday but told Mercer principal Terry Yates today that he had changed his mind and wanted to stay at his current position. We couldn’t reach Weaver today, but he told The Messenger of Madisonville that he wanted to fulfill a promise he made upon arriving at Madisonville in 2007 to see that year’s freshmen through their four high school years.
“All I kept thinking is about the commitment I made to my kids and those (Mercer) guys weren’t my kids,” Weaver told the newspaper. “I went back and talked with my wife. We made a family decision that no matter what happens we’re coming back here and finishing our commitment. We’re happy in Madisonville and we’re 100 percent sure about that decision.