Nettleton hires Steven Hampton as new football coach

JONESBORO (KAIT) - It's not often that NEA football coaches are hired in June, but that's the case at Nettleton.

The Raiders have hired Steven Hampton as their new head coach. He replaces Jay Murphree, who stepped down in May after three seasons.

Hampton played football and baseball at Louisiana Tech from 1994 to 1998. He's had offensive coordinator jobs at Rogers and Benton. He was also the UCA running backs coach for 3 seasons.

Nettleton will have a press conference Friday at 2pm to introduce the new coach.