BLYTHEVILLE (Blytheville Courier News) - "We've got the right man."
Those were the words from Blytheville athletic director, David Hixson, Friday morning. He was refering to the hiring of former Blytheville teacher and assistant coach, Vince McCrosky, as head football coach on an interim basis. The Blytheville school board approved the hiring at Thursday night's meeting.
"He's the perfect fit for what we need to do, without question."
McCrosky will fill the vacancy left by former head coach, Maurice Moody, who resigned three weeks ago after two years at Blytheville.
For McCrosky, who is originally from West Memphis, this will be his third trip to Blytheville. He was an assistant for former head football coach and former athletic director, Doug Quinn, from 1992 through 1997 and then again from 2004 through 2005. He has spent the last three years at Willow Springs High School in Missouri.
"I'm excited, happy and scared," said McCrosky who graduated from Arkansas St. University in 1992. McCrosky said one of his first goals will be to get more kids out for the program.
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