As Z-1570 Sports first reported two weeks ago, the Alton High School Athletic Department will be seeking a new Athletic Director. In a special meeting this morning, the Alton School Board voted 6-0 to reassign Scott Harper to a business teaching post. Harper's duties as the AD will officially end June 30.

The board will be advertising the opening in various media, beginning tomorrow, with the hopes of having a candidate ready to be named by the March 20 School Board meeting. Just last month, the board fired rookie head football coach Dwight Tungett after an 0-9 season. Joe Hook was fired in 2009 after 11 seasons as the Redbirds football coach. Nate Albaugh resigned after the 2010 football season.

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