During a special called meeting on March 26, the Hoover Board of Education voted to not extend the contract of Hoover City Schools CFO Cathy Antee and also announced the new Spain Park boys basketball coach.
Board Member Derrick Murphy read the motion, which was approved, that stated Antee's contract of employment as Chief Financial Officer will not be renewed beyond the present expiration date of June 30, 2016.
"We're obligated to act on this by April 1, one way or another, so it's not like we are pulling anything out of thin air," said Board Member Earl Cooper.
Antee has been the Hoover City School's CFO for eight years. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and an ASBO international certified administrator of school finance and operations. She holds a BSBA in accounting from Auburn University and a master's degree in public and private management from the Birmingham-Southern College.
Also during the meeting, Spain Park High School Principal Ken Jarnagin announced that after a several week long search process, Donnie Quinn has been selected as the new Spain Park boys basketball coach.
"I don't know if there is anybody we could find that has more basketball savvy," Jarnagin said. "We're not going to be outsmarted on the coaching side of things. On a personal note, if I had a kid coming through high school I would make him play basketball, whether he is on the bench or not, just to be around Donnie Quinn."
Quinn moved to the Birmingham area in 2007. He coached the Hoover High girls basketball team for five years and then coached at the University of Alabama before returning to Spain Park High School as an assistant coach.
"When we went through this process, we were looking for somebody that was for Spain Park, for Hoover City Schools," SPHS Athletic Director Patrick Kellogg said. "Just to sit down and listen to him talk about not just about basketball but kids and learning, I think we have the perfect fit. The other people in 7A are in a lot of trouble."