Four finalists for the Grandview Heights City School District's athletics director position were interviewed Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28 and 29, by a committee comprised of administrators, school board members and parents.

Four finalists for the Grandview Heights City School District's athletics director position were interviewed Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28 and 29, by a committee comprised of administrators, school board members and parents.

The finalists are:

Nicholas Gaston, assistant athletics director at Hilliard Bradley High School.

Chad Little, athletics director for the Bloom-Carroll Local School District in Carroll, Ohio.

Thomas Phillips, coordinator and head football coach at Pickerington Community School.

Troy Slattman, athletics director and assistant principal at Licking Heights High School.

The four were among 19 candidates Superintendent Ed O'Reilly interviewed following a review of the resumes the district received for the position, In all, about 50 candidates applied for the job.

The other candidates interviewed by O'Reilly included:

Michael Beck, former superintendent of Garfield Heights City Schools.

Joseph Bline, athletics director of St. Marys Memorial.

Tony Blake, an assistant elementary principal of London City Schools.

Michael Braun, dean of students and transportation director for Triad Local Schools in North Lewisburg, Ohio.

Timothy Dailey, a physical education teacher at Union Scioto Schools.

Denise Dilsaver, a high school principal for South Central Local Schools in Greenwich.

Nick Elam, a math teacher and junior varsity baseball coach at Northridge High School.

Scott Elwer, a middle school social studies teacher for Lakewood Local Schools.

Milton Folson, assistant principal and alternative middle school coordinator in the Springfield City School District.

Kenneth Kish, an English teacher and head football coach with Centerburg Schools.

Peter Laihr II, assistant principal and athletics director of Pickerington High School Central.

David E. Lewis, director of athletics for Reynoldsburg City Schools.

Brian McFee, a high school assistant principal for Mt. Healthy City Schools in Cincinnati.

Michael Tanchevski, a government teacher at Southwest Licking Schools.

G. Jacob Wiese, an assistant principal at Tri-County Middle-Senior High School in Wolcott, Indiana.

"We had a lot of people apply for the job, a lot of good candidates," O'Reilly said.

He said another interview may be scheduled with one or more of the finalists, but often a committee conducting the interviews will quickly come to a consensus about one candidate as its recommended choice.

The superintendent will make a final recommendation to the school board at a special meeting on July 6.