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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“We want everyone involved in the hiring process to know what the expectations of coaches are from the district’s standpoint,” Beattie said. Earlier this month, about 35 parents and former and current Lancaster softball players attended an emotionally charged board meeting in support of longtime coach Dean Johnson. The board approved a recommendation by Lancaster administrators that the school replace Johnson with Krista Humphries. Humphries, a district employee, was given hiring preference over Johnson, a walk-on coach, based on legal precedence established by a 1997 San Bernardino Superior County Court case known in high school coaching circles as the Rialto case. Beattie said Monday’s workshop had been planned long before the Johnson controversy erupted, but he said the case typified the need for a public exchange of ideas. Other coaching controversies that have made headlines in recent years included the replacement of Lancaster boys’ basketball coach Jesse Parker and the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of Highland football coach Sam Vianna. Beattie said the board will be reviewing criteria for dismissing coaches. “Right now, we really don’t have specific guidelines,” Beattie said. “If I was a coach, I’d want to know.” Beattie said a common misconception is that high school coaching positions are permanent. Under terms of a union contract, all such positions are one-year deals that open when other candidates apply. Beattie said the district will likely change the language of coaching contracts, spelling out that coaches need to reapply for their positions each year. Beattie said he hopes the workshop can diffuse some of the emotion surrounding coaching decisions and help convey that the primary purpose of high school sports is developing character and leadership skills. “We want parents to understand that whether (coaches) do a good job on the field can’t be the driving factor (in the hiring process),” Beattie said. “You don’t replace coaches because they have a losing season either.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Few decisions generate more controversy and emotion than personnel moves involving high school athletic coaches. The Antelope Valley Union High School District Board, however, is hoping better public understanding of the process might take some of the edge off. Toward that end, the board is holding a coaching workshop at its Lancaster headquarters at 5p.m. Monday, where it likely will make recommendations that will form the basis of future policy. Board member Al Beattie said debate about replacing longtime walk-on coaches with district employees – and the termination of others – prompted the workshop.