The firing of Tommy Spangler as head football coach at Presbyterian rated three paragraphs in a release that made no appreciative mention of Spangler’s performance in the job.

The text:

Tommy Spangler will not be returning as head coach at Presbyterian College, Athletic Director Rob Acunto announced Wednesday. Due to policies and procedures in place to protect employee confidentiality, it was not possible to release this announcement earlier.

This is a confidential personnel matter, made after due consideration, that a change in leadership in the football program was in the best interest of PC and its student-athletes.

We have begun a national search for our next coach. To ensure efficiency and integrity of the search process, our next comments will be made when we announce the hire of a new head coach,” Acunto said. “We look forward to beginning a new chapter as the team enters the fall 2021 season as an official member of the Pioneer Football League.”