Travis Amstutz’s quest to remain head coach of the Vineland High School boys’ basketball team will live to see another day.
After an outpouring of support for Amstutz by about 10 current and former Fighting Clan players, including five of which spoke on Amstutz’s behalf, the Vineland Board of Education decided at its meeting Wednesday night to table the decision on the position to a later meeting, for which a date has yet to be set.
Amstutz, who took over the program last year and guided Vineland to a 6-19 record, saw his name removed from consideration in August and again last week at board meetings despite recommendations from athletic director Don Robbins.
Kyle Cerana, the program’s jayvee coach since 2008, was up for vote for the head coaching position on Wednesday, but a pair of board members turned down the request to hire Cerana while four board members abstained from voting, negating the required majority to confirm the new hire.
— Anthony Coppola