Philpot was driving home from a celebration at Cheeks Gentleman’s club in anticipation of his marriage to Board of Education member Dave Barton’s daughter.
On July 25, the drunk driving charge was dismissed and he was found guilty of the remaining charges and ordered to pay $490 in fines and court costs and serve a year on probation. He completed a three-day program for alcohol-releated offenses.
Barton was the lone ‘no’ vote as the board, after a 90-minute executive session, voted 3-1 in August to place Philpot on paid leave as coach and athletic director.
The leave and the coaching contract both lapsed at the end of the season.
Philpot,who came to work in the district in 1998, continues to work here as a physical education teacher at the middle school, Dubbs said.
A graduate of Kings High School in Warren County, Philpot was head coach of the Spartans since 2010 and led the team to the postseason in four of six seasons. In his absence, the team slipped to 0-10.
On Monday, the Wayne Local Schools Board of Education is scheduled to consider the non-renewal of contracts with Philpot and Scott Jordan, the interim coach who replaced Philpot.
The non-renewals are among a list of supplemental positions that are canceled every year once the contracts have run.
Dubbs said it was “preliminary” for him to comment on who would be the district’s next varsity football coach.
“We are going to post the job the very next day,” he said.