Posted: 1:43 pm Monday, October 19th, 2009

King’s Academy names John James interim coach in Craig Dobson’s absence 

By Jason Lieser

King’s Academy coach Craig Dobson has been home ill and did not return to school Monday, Principal Sonya Jones said. Defensive coordinator John James will serve as interim coach until his return.

Dobson missed Friday’s game against American Heritage, a 39-0 loss. Athletic Director Adam Winters told The Post‘s Joe Kairalla that Dobson has been having heart problems. Dobson has not returned voicemails since missing Friday’s game.

The school gave no indications of when Dobson will return.

“We’re taking it day-by-day,” Principal Sonya Jones said. “We’re unsure at this point.

“He feels it’s not best to return at this point. We are anxiously awaiting his return, but we have to give him time to get better.”

Dobson, 49, is in his fifth year coaching the Lions and has a record of 29-12. They are 4-2 this season.