Update July 25, 2012: It's official. David Bennett has been hired as the athletics director for Socastee High School. You can read more details here.
Update July 9, 2012: The Sun News is reporting that a recommend-to-hire form has been filed by Socastee High School Principal Paul Browning and Bennett is poised to become Atheletic Director. All the details are here.
Update June 26, 2012: The latest news confirms that Bennett is on the list for the candidates of the Socastee High School AD position.
It also confirms he's not definitively being offered or accepting the position. Sports journalist Ian Guerin has the most complete write-up we've seen to date with responses from Horry County Schools' officials. Read more here.
We've got lots of backstory on the Bennett saga. You can see it all here.
Disclosure: Ian Guerin is a contract writer for the The Sun News and has been a paid advertiser on TheDigitel in the past but this is not a paid placement.
First Report: Coach Bennett may be taking a position in local prep football. We have been contacted from numerous sources that the hiring is a possibility, but it is all speculation and rumors until they can be verified and substantiated.
GrandStrandSportsReport.com is reporting that Bennett is set to become the next Athletics Director at Socastee High, replacing outgoing Roger Dixon after his last day on July 31, 2012.
Bennett became a candidate for the job following his unceremonious firing and somewhat contentious contract buyout negotiations, which saw him earn the full $950,000 settlement.
However, they maybe a few snags in the road. Check out WMBF's coverage to find out more.