Wednesday, June 08, 2011

SPORTS>>North Pulaski recommends Crossett AD

Leader sports editor

North Pulaski High School is a step closer to hiring its third head football coach in as many years. On Monday, the North Pulaski football-coach search committee, led by athletic director Tony Bohannon and consisting of other NP administrators, recommended Teodis Ingram for the job.

Bohannon notified Pulaski County Special School District of the recommendation Monday morning, and a decision should be forthcoming in about a week.

Ingram is currently athletic director at Crossett High School, where he also spent nine years as head football coach for the Eagles, his tenure running from 1999 to 2007.

Ingram has 25 years of head-coaching experience in Arkansas, and has compiled a 141-120 overall record at Hermitage, Stamps and Crossett.

He went 61-45 10 years at Hermitage, 33-28 in six seasons at Stamps and 46-47 at Crossett.

He started a rebuilding process when he took over for the Eagles in 1999. His best season at the higher level was 2003, when he led Crossett to a 12-1 record and a berth in the Class AAAA semifinals, where the team suffered its only loss of the season.

He led the Eagles to the playoffs four times in his tenure.

Ingram sent five players to Division I college programs while at Crossett, and 15 others to DII programs.