Leader Blues

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SPORTS >> Lonoke reveals list of candidates for head-coaching job

By JASON KING
Leader sportswriter

The Lonoke High School athletic department is currently holding interviews for the football head coaching position vacated by Springdale-bound Jeff Jones.

Three internal applicants and six other applicants from around the state are currently under consideration by athletic director Mark Hobson and staff.

Doug Bost, Tim Scarborough and Larry Smith are the current members of the LHS athletic staff who are interviewing for the job. They are going up against an impressive list of candidates, which includes current Mayflower head coach Jeb Davis.

Also under consideration are Greenwood’s Jeremy Pool, Prescott head coach Greg Smith, Bentonville assistant Benji Mahan, Vince Perron from Springdale High School and Wayne Randell from Cordova, Tenn.

Hobson told The Leader that he hopes to have a decision by the first of next week so a recommendation can be given to the school board at their meeting on Monday night.