Longtime Forrest City basketball coach Dwight Lofton passes away

Longtime Forrest City basketball coach Dwight Lofton passes away
Dwight Lofton led Forrest City basketball to state championships in 2014 and 2016. Lofton died Thursday morning. (Source: KAIT)

FORREST CITY, Ark. (KAIT) - One of the longtime faces of high school basketball in NEA has passed away.

Forrest City boys basketball coach Dwight Lofton died overnight. He roamed the Mustang sidelines for over 20 seasons. Lofton led Forrest City to 5A State Championships in 2014 and 2016. The Mustangs reached Hot Springs in 2007.

The Forrest City School District is saddened to learn of the sudden and unexpected passing of longtime Forrest City High...

Posted by Forrest City School District on Thursday, April 8, 2021

HS coaches all over Arkansas paid homage to Lofton on social media.

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