The number of applicants for the Marshall head football coach and athletic director dual position has reached triple digits, according to MISD communications personnel.

As of Tuesday afternoon, there had been 109 applicants to the Marshall job, according to MISD public relations officer David Weaver.

"The ultimate goal is to have a coach prepared for recommendation at our February board meeting," Weaver said. "That will be Feb. 18."

Marshall is replacing Alex Richters, who was reassigned in November.

Marshall finished the 2012 season 1-9 overall and 1-4 in District 14-4A play. The Mavericks were 2-8 in 2011, when they went 1-6 in district play in Richters’ first year as head coach.

The 2011-12 seasons marked the first time Marshall has failed to win more than three games combined since 1957-58, when the Mavs went a combined 3-14-2.

Marshall’s lone win of the 2012 season came in a 49-29 victory against Pine Tree on Oct. 26.

Richters replaced Thed Harris, who led Marshall to a 28-19 record in four seasons, all of which ended in playoff appearances.

Marshall is only seven seasons removed from back-to-back Class 4A Division I state championship appearances. The Mavericks, who won the 1990 Big 5A state championship, lost to Ennis in the 2004 title game and Highland Park in the 2005 championship.