Palmer returning to PSJ; Tillman hired at Wewahitchka

Published: Friday, January 17, 2014 at 03:43 PM.

The rumors pertaining to the next high school football coaches in Gulf County became fact on Friday.

The application window closed for Friday and school officials have already forwarded recommendations to Superintendent of Jim Norton.

The recommendation Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School was to hire former Bozeman High School coach Loren Tillman as the next athletic director/football coach.

Out of Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School came a recommendation for a reunion, with John Palmer getting the nod to return to coach the Tiger Sharks, who he led to the 2005 state championship.

Norton said he agreed with the recommendations and will put them before the Gulf County School Board next month for formal approval.

Palmer, who amassed a 57-27 record in seven years at Port St. Joe, left in 2008 for Hernando High School and a chance to coach his alma mater.

“He left for a rare opening to coach is alma mater but now he gets a chance to come back to where he now considers home, Port St. Joe,” Norton said.

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