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Photo by Brian Hansel Verndale 9-12 English teacher Tim Fiskum was angry and disappointed by the Verndale School Board's vote to give the head boys' basketball coaching position to Jordan Hinkle. Fiskum, who has taught in Verndale since 1996, has applied for the position twice.

Coaching choice causes rift at Verndale

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The June meeting of the Verndale School Board opened with a stormy session Monday night.

Tim Fiskum, a 9-12 English instructor at Verndale, was supported by more than 20 people when he challenged superintendent Paul Brownlow's recommendation that Jordan Hinkle replace Greg Johnson as the head boys' basketball coach.


Brownlow had three candidates for the head coaching position.

"I recommended whom I though was the best candidate of the three," Brownlow said.

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