Darrell Barbay will remain the head coach at Jasper. That was the news that came down on Wednesday after speculation that he was going to be replaced. The Beaumont Enterprise reported that Barbay had received a two-year contract extension on Wednesday. The move was unanimously approved by Jasper ISD on Monday at their board meeting.
This move comes two weeks after David Thompson, also of The Beaumont Enterprise, reported that Jasper ISD Superintendent Gerald Hudson had told Barbay that he was planning on replacing the head coach and athletic director by March 20. The next day, 12News in Beaumont reported that Hudson made a statement that Barbay was staying at the school and the two sides were coming together to discuss a contract extension.
According to KDFM-TV, there had also been growing concern over the school district’s handling of the situation and students had even protested by walking out of class. In the end, one of the more bizarre coaching situations appears to have come to a resolution.
Barbay has had a successful run so far at Jasper, compiling a 43-19 record since his hiring in 2012. The Bulldogs advanced to the Class 4A Division II regional semifinals before falling to Gilmer this past season.
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