By CHRIS HOBBS
HICKORY — The Hickory Public Schools have clarified a meeting scheduled Wednesday at 6 p.m. with Hickory High head football coach Joe Glass is not open to the public.
In a press release announcing Glass has been hired to replace Russell Stone — who was given a choice to resign or be fired (he resigned April 28) — the school system said the meeting on Wednesday is only for current players, prospective players and their parents.
The release said a Meet and Greet with Glass for HHS fans, supporters and the general public will be scheduled for a later date.
HobbsDailyReport.com reported Glass as the new head football coach in a story that posted at 11:01 p.m. on Tuesday. It was based on information from multiple sources.
A teaching contract for Glass required approval by the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education. After a board approves a contract, a school’s principal — in this case, Rebecca Tuttle — can then assign the person hired to a coaching position.
Glass’ contract, the press release said, is for 11 months.
Responding to a question by HobbsDailyReport.com, an HPS official said Glass’ pay will be $64,762 a year, which includes a coaching stipend of $6,550.