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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Hornets Add Extra Sting To Coaching Staff


The Hackett School District has picked up another talented Hornet for their upcoming school year. New hire, Coach Jordan Shelby, comes to black and gold territory from Marshall, Arkansas. There, he spent two years coaching football, basketball, and baseball. Shelby will be assistant coaching Hornet football, head coaching Hornet baseball, and teaching Arkansas History.

Growing up in Charleston, Jordan Shelby knew from a young age that coaching was what he wanted to do with his life. “I loved being around sports growing up and the values and accountability it taught me. My mom was a teacher and so that had some influence on me as well,” adds Coach Shelby.

Shelby graduated from Charleston High School in 2009 where he played basketball, baseball, and won a State Championship in football. Later he went on to graduate from UAFS in 2016. Moving to Hackett to help coach the Hornets was destined to happen. “I’ve known Coach Meador since we were kids and I knew we would work well together.” Head Football Coach, Michael Meador, joined the Hornets at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, replacing Coach Lonnie Hester.

Coach Jordan Shelby is a wonderful fit for the Hackett community. “It’s really fun teaching new skills to my students and then when you finally see everything clicking for them, it gives you a good feeling. It’s also great to have a chance to be a positive and influential role model in the lives of my student-athletes and to help them develop for life after high school. I hope to help bring a winning culture to this already successful program.”

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