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McCabe schedules meeting with district

FOOTBALL: Longtime Forest Grove coach will meet with school officials about his job status

Next season could be the last for Forest Grove head football coach Mike McCabe.

Multiple sources - both inside and outside the school district - confirmed this week that some district administrators would like next season to be McCabe's last. School officials will meet with McCabe sometime in the next two weeks to discuss his job status.

McCabe will meet Thursday, April 12, with Forest Grove High School Principal John O'Neill and Athletic Director Doug Thompson, plus District Superintendent Jack Musser. The meeting was arranged by McCabe's Oregon Education Association union representative.

No official word has come from the district regarding the veteran coach's job status, although McCabe has said in the past that he would like to retire from teaching - but not necessarily from coaching - at the end of next school year.

McCabe has taught in the Forest Grove School District for 30 years and coached the football team for the past decade. Last year the Vikings went 4-5, missing the playoffs for the third straight season.

Nothing regarding McCabe's future job status has been set in stone, but McCabe said the upcoming meeting is expected to clear up much of the confusion and speculation of the past week. He declined further comment.