BUTLER TWP — Butler is hunting for a new head football coach — again.
By an 8-0 vote Monday night, the Butler School Board decided to open the position held by Clyde Conti for the past three seasons.
The Golden Tornado’s next head coach will be the fourth in eight seasons.
“It was our collective decision that it’s time to move in a different direction,” said Bill Mylan, athletic director.
Conti was 7-21 in his three years, including 1-8 this season. He guided Butler to the WPIAL playoffs with a 4-5 mark in 2013, the Tornado’s first postseason appearance in 14 years.
“I figured the Monday after our last game they weren’t going to bring me back,” Conti said. “I think that decision was made before anyone even talked to me about the season.
“That’s fine. That’s their right. I tried my best. My experiences at Butler were positive ones. I still care about those kids. All we can all do is move on.”
Mylan said the decision to seek a new head coach “goes beyond wins and losses.”
He said the football position will be posted inside the school district and out. The interview process will begin “as soon as possible,” and Butler hopes to have a new coach by February.