How much influence can I have when recommending a friend for an open position? What I mean is that I already talked to the P about her, my friend has sent her resume to the P, and she has been interviewed. The next board meeting is Thursday so maybe the P's decision has already been made. But, is there anything more I can do to sway the P's opinion? For example, my friend has experience coaching middle school girls basketball. The math teacher who left also resigned from the middle school girls b-ball coaching spot. Is there something I could say in passing or should I have my friend email the P about that?