Sutherland replaced Ashley Shepler at Catholic. Shepler guided the Fighting Irish to the Class A state tournament in all eight seasons during her tenure, finishing runner-up twice and winning the state championship in 2007. Shepler's career record is 150-57, a .725 winning percentage, which is the all-time best for the program.
Sutherland said he has already fielded calls of interest.
"I'm going to have to have the right fit,'' he said. "Get that family feeling.''
Catholic will be accepting resumes from Thursday through April 9. Resumes may be e-mailed to athletic director Bill Gillispie at cchsathlet...@yahoo.com or mailed to Charleston Catholic, Attn. Bill Gillispie, 1033 Virginia Street East, Charleston WV 25301.
"We're looking for someone who understands and supports the Charleston Catholic philosophy, which is more than just any sport,'' Sullivan said. "It's the whole package.''
"We'd like to have something in place because the summer's coming up and the three-week practice period,'' said Gillispie.
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