The Palmerton High School boys' basketball program remains without a coach.
A motion to appoint Mark Maholick to the post died for lack of a majority vote after the school board deadlocked 4-4 with one abstention on Tuesday.
Directors Michael Ballard, Darlene Yeakel, Clarence Myers and board President Barry Scherer were in favor. Directors Carl Bieling, Carol Dwyer, Stuart Henritzy and Susan Debski were opposed.
Director Tina Snyder - the wife of former coach Mike Snyder - abstained from the vote. She could have broken the tie with a yes vote, but declined to do so.