Wendell hires Minico football coach as superintendent

WENDELL — The Wendell School District has extended the offer to serve as superintendent to longtime Minico High football coach Tim Perrigot.

The Twin Falls Times-News reported Thursday that Perrigot will replace 14-year superintendent Greg Lowe, who announced his retirement in October.

Tim Perrigot

“This is an exciting opportunity for me,” Perrigot told the Times-News via email, “but I will always appreciate the time that I spent in the Minidoka School District.”

A 10-member search committee interviewed three final candidates on Saturday before selecting Perrigot. All candidates were from the Treasure Valley and Magic Valley areas, said Wendell school board chairwoman Tessa Yon.

“We’re really excited about the energy and positivity Tim brings with him,” Yon said. “The ability to connect with the students and staff is huge for us.”

Perrigot’s salary has not been disclosed since he has not yet sign a three-year rolling contract with the district, Yon said.

Perrigot served as Minico’s head football coach for 22 years, and previously as the school’s vice principal and athletic director. He has served as principal of West Minico Middle School since 2010.

The Wendell School District is located roughly 25 northwest of Twin Falls and enrolls about 1,200 students.

Devin Bodkin

Devin Bodkin

EdNews assistant editor and reporter Devin Bodkin is a former high school English teacher who specializes in stories about charter schools and educating students who live in poverty. He lives and works in East Idaho. Follow Devin on Twitter @dsbodkin. He can be reached by email at [email protected].

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