Garden Plain has hired Brad McCormick, a longtime assistant, as its football coach. McCormick replaces Todd Puetz, who was suspended without pay following his arrest in an underage sex sting.Garden Plain principal Troy McChristian said approximately 45 coaches applied for the position and five were interviewed."It was a very tough decision for our committee because there were so many good applicants," McChristian said. "... Brad is a good fit for our program right now. He knows the kids, he knows the coaches, he knows the community, he knows the expectations for Garden Plain football."