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Paris School Board Names Donald Hart As Lady Eagles’ New Basketball Coach

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The Paris school board approved a recommendation last night to assign Donald Hart as its new girls basketball coach for the 2020-21 contract year. Hart replaces Dustin Williams who resigned the position last month to become the new girls basketball coach at eStem Charter High School in Little Rock. Hart has served as the Lady Eagles softball coach, and most recently, has stepped in as interim basketball coach since the departure of Williams.

In a statement released last night by the Paris school district, the district commented, “Paris Schools are excited to announce the new leadership in the women’s basketball program. Coach Donald Hart has been promoted to head coach. Coach Hart has been the assistant for the past three years at Paris assisting with junior and senior high programs. Hart is also the head softball coach; a position he will keep.”

In additional board action Thursday evening, the board approved the hire of Kaleb McAnally as an assistant coach for the senior and junior high programs. An Ozark native, McAnally graduated from Arkansas Tech University. While a student at ATU, he completed an internship under coach Joe Brunson at County Line high school.

Resident Press will have more on this story on Sunday, Congratulations to Coach Hart, and welcome Coach McAnally!

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Jim Best
Jim Best is a man of many talents. His storied career in Arkansas education led him to a new passion, and hidden gifts in sports journalism.
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