Clinton High School began holding interviews on Tuesday to fill the soon-to-be-vacant position of Director of Athletics.

Dr. Nickie Templeton, who took the position in April 2016, has accepted a position as an assistant principal at Woodmont High School.

It appears likely that Clinton will promote from within. Among the candidates believed to be under consideration are former AD Dr. David Barnes, Louie Alexander, Joseph Terry, Sean McCarthy and Joe Benson.

Other than Barnes – who was the CHS head trainer before he succeeded Andy B. Young as athletics director in 2010 -- all of the presumed candidates are currently coaching at the school.

Barnes rejoined the staff in June 2018 as Assistant Athletics Director.