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Former Nettleton HS and UA Mens’ Basketball Grad Assistant Coach Blaine Brewington Named As New Paris Boys Basketball Coach

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The Paris Board of Education announced the hiring of its next boys basketball coach on Monday night. The Eagles will be coached by former University of Arkansas graduate assistant mens basketball coach, and former Nettleton (Jonesoboro) High School assistant coach, Blaine Brewington. In a press release on Monday night, athletic directors Trey Prieur and Casey Mainor, along with the Paris administration of Dr. Wayne Fawcett, Superintendent, and Paris High School Principal Mike Nichols, announced the hiring tonight by the Paris Board of Education.

Brewington has spent the last three years as an assistant coach for the Nettleton High School Raiders where in those three years the team qualified for the state tournament twice and was the 5A East conference champion one year. In addition to his coaching duties, Brewington organized and managed summer team camps and individual skills camps.

Prior to his stint at Nettleton High School, Brewington was the head junior high and assistant high school coach at Lonoke for two years.

Brewington is a graduate of Pocahontas High School and played for his father, Anthony Brewington. After graduation, Brewington attended the University of Arkansas where he was a student manager for four years . After graduation, he joined Mike Anderson’s staff as a graduate assistant for the Razorbacks mens basketball team for two years where he organized recruiting responsibilities, stats, scouting, worked with men during practice and designed work-outs for student -athletes during the off season.

Paris athletic director Casey Mainer said that Brewington made a big impression during the interview process. “Coach Brewington really stood out during the interview process with his background and experience. He is a young, energetic coach that is going to, no doubt, breathe life into our basketball program and the Paris Eagles community.”

Brad Stamps, head boys basketball coach at Fayetteville High School has known Brewington for several years. Coach Stamps said, “I am excited for Blaine and what he can bring to the table for the young men and the community. With his background, he will do a magnificent job running a successful program everyone will be proud of. It has been my pleasure watching him grow as a coach and appreciate him always looking to get better by reaching out to other coaches around the state.”

In tonight’s press release from the Paris School District, the administration stated that they plan to introduce Brewington to the Eagles family over social media in the next few weeks.

Watch for Resident Press in the next few days for our first interview with the Eagles new boys basketball coach!

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