Come the Hackett Hornet 2019 basketball season, you might notice a new face on the court. Head Coach for the girls’ 7-12 grade basketball teams, Claude Foster, has decided to trade in his tennis shoes for fancy loafers. He will be focusing solely on his teaching career for the Hackett School District.
Taking his place on the hardwood will be head boys’ basketball coach, Broc Adams. With Coach Adams as the new girls’ coach, it left his position open. After sifting through applicants, the Hornets have decided to hire Coach Kent Elmore. Coach Elmore has an Educational Leadership Masters Degree from Arkansas State University and teaches at the Mansfield School District where he coaches boys’ jr high basketball and girls’ softball along with many other hats.
Here is what Coach Kent Elmore had to say about his new adventure, “Mansfield has been my home for 26 years and I have loved every minute of my time here. I have learned so much over the last 5 years that I will always cherish and reflect on. Mr. Fisher has been a great mentor to me and has taught me how to become a great leader and mentor. I will carry all those lessons along with me in my new endeavor.”
“With that being said, I’m so excited to be able to take over the Boys program at Hackett. It has always had a rich history of great basketball and I look forward to continuing that success. I am excited to be able to work with all the great coaches there and also work under two great administrators. To be able to lead a program like Hackett is a dream come true. Me and my wife look forward to becoming part of the Hackett family.”