The Princeton Board of Education, on Monday night, officially hired 24-year old Thomas Hotmer as the new football coach of the Tigers. This will be Hotmer’s first head coaching job. He has been with the Bolivar School District, leading the middle school’s At Risk program, and serving as an assistant coach for the Liberators varsity football and basketball programs.
At Princeton, in addition to his football head coaching duties, Hotmer will be a junior and senior high school physical education teacher.
KTTN Sports Director Tom Johnson spoke with the new Princeton head coach on Wednesday morning:
At Princeton, Hotmer (a graduate of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar) will take over the Tiger program from John Goodin, who resigned as PHS football coach earlier this school year. Princeton has struggled with both overall numbers and record over the last handful of seasons, and will go into the 2016 season with a newly expanded Grand River Conference that will include regular season games with GRC East rivals Gallatin, South Harrison, Polo, and Maysville, in addition to newcomers Trenton, Milan, and Putnam County. Princeton is expected to have non-conference games against Mid-Buchanan and North Platte in the first two weeks of Coach Hotmer’s first season.