After nearly six months, East Fairmont has found its replacement for former coach L.D. Skarzinski who stepped down in late October after a six-year tenure.
Bill Haddox announced he will accept the position according to East Fairmont Athletic Director Bob Brookover.
Haddox was the long-time coach of Tucker County, turning the Mountain Lions into a Class AA powerhouse.
"We feel very fortunate to have someone of (Haddox) caliber," Brookover said. "He's someone with a lot of experience, gets along with the community and has a good relation with his players.
"We didn't want to rush into anything, so that's why we took as long as we did. Now looking back, it was definitely a good decision."
Haddox was a 1966 graduate of East Fairmont high school where he excelled in football. Despite coaching at Tucker County, Haddox resided in Fairmont where he made the near two-hour commute each day.
Haddox was chosen after a two-week interview process. Brookover said eight other applicants were considered, but in the end, it was Haddox' reputation and rapport with the community which led to the school's decision.
"I think his credentials speak for themselves," Brookover said. "We feel very confident in our decision and are very confident in the job coach Haddox will do."