Tygarts Valley names new coach

MILL CREEK – With practice set to begin on Monday, Tygarts Valley has hired Chris Dorminey as its new football coach.

Dorminey’s hiring was approved by the Randolph County Board of Education during Tuesday’s meeting.

He replaces Joseph Arbogast, who resigned earlier this month after taking a principal’s job at Hillsboro Elementary School in Pocahontas County.

Dorminey, 35, was the head coach at Trinity Christian in Eldona, Fla., last season. He previously served as co-offensive coordinator at Jensen Beach, Fla., in 2012, and has 10 years of experience as an assistant.

“It was just a great opportunity, great experience to go there and be involved,” Dorminey told the The Daytona Beach News-Journal after resigning as Trinity’s coach in May. “Working in a private school, it really opened my eyes after working for the public side for 10 years.

“Going forward now, it just gives me more options as far as what I’m looking to do.”

Dorminey, who also served as the school’s track and field coach, battled low numbers during his lone season at Trinity, as several star players transfered from the school before the start of the 2013 campaign.

“You never like to lose quality coaches like Coach Dorminey,” Trinity athletic director Buddy Shacklette told The News-Journal. “He came into a very tough situation for us in the 11th hour and did a fantastic job.”

After playing at Cocunut Creek High School, Fla., for former West Virginia University receiver Grantis Bell, Dorminey attended West Virginia State.

“(Dorminey) has some friends in the area and really liked it here when he would visit,” Tygarts Valley athletic director Chuck Swecker said.

“He’s planning on coming up here (today), and we’re looking forward to having him as our head coach.”