With Bill Tribou still out , the Chappaqua school board voted Wednesday to appoint Tim Sullivan, a longtime assistant football coach, to run football team on an interim basis.
Sullivan, who is a Greeley graduate, offered to call himself an interim coach, Superintendent Lyn McKay told the board.
“That’s his choice," she said.
Regarding the official title, McKay told the board that her suggestion to Sullivan was to "just become the coach."
Sullivan's appointment is for the upcoming season and his start time is effective immediately.
Board member Jeffrey Mester asked what would happen if Tribou returns, without naming him directly.
Sullivan could step back, according to McKay. He would be working out an agreement with Tribou in that situation, she explained.
Tribou's spring suspension, which the school board declines to get into details about because it's a personnel issue - it was Tribou, not the board, who confirmed his suspension - sparked a massive backlash once word got out. At , football players, parents and alumni blasted the actions of the district and spoke in support of Tribou, who is also a Greeley gym teacher.