Springdale (KAIT) - The 6A East now has a football coach opening. On Thursday night, Mountain Home's Shane Patrick was named the new head coach at 7A West Springdale.
Patrick's wishbone attack led the Bombers to a 5-5-1 record in 2009, losing to Pine Bluff in the first round of the 6A State Playoffs. He was 31-43-2 in his seven years, leading Mountain Home to the state championship game in 2006 and making the playoffs in four of those seven years.
Patrick beat a group of college assistants for the Bulldog job. Former ASU offensive coordinator Doug Ruse was a candidate, along with Charleston head coach Doug Loughridge, former Razorback and Mississippi State LBs coach Louis Campbell, former Northeastern State head coach John Horner, and Central Missouri OL coach Scott Grinde.