Phone: (479) 632-2162

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Degrees and Certifications:

Rusty Bush

Education:

  • BSE Henderson State University 1998 
  • MSE Henderson State University 1999
  • Ed. Specialist Arkansas State University 2018 

Playing Experience 

  • Fordyce High School 1991-1993 

Coaching Experience 

  • 1999 - Offensive Coordinator/WR's Benton High School
  • 2000-2002 - Co-Defensvie Coordinator/DB's Benton High School
  • 2003 - Special Teams Coordinator/RB's El Dorado High School
  • 2004-2005 - Defensive Coordinator/DB's El Dorado High School
  • 2006-2012 - Defensive Coordinator/DB's Fort Smith Northside
  • 2013-2019 - Assistant Head Coach/LB's Fort Smith Northside
  • 2020-        Head Football Coach Alma High School

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Chris Smith

Education:

  • Charleston High School - 2002 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management - Bacone College - 2008 

Playing Experience 

  • Charleston High School
  • Bacone College 2002-2006 

Coaching Experience 

  • 2007  Bacone College Student Assistant Football Coach - Running Backs/Special Teams
  • 2008-2010  -  Blinn College Assistant Football Coach - Running Backs/Tight Ends/Special Teams
  • 2010-2012  -  Kilgore College Co-Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator
  • 2012-2015  -  Union Christian H.S.  Head Football Coach/Head Baseball Coach/Athletic Director
  • 2015-2017  -  Booneville H.S. Assistant Football Coach - Offensive/Defensive Line, Special Teams Coordinator/Strength-Conditioning Coordinator/Head Sr. Boys Track Coach
  • 2017-2019  -  Alma H.S. Offensive Line Coach/ Strength Conditioning Coordinator
  • 2020-         -  Alma H.S. Offensive Coordinator

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ernest Pressley

 Education:

  • B.A. In Kinesiology Southern Arkansas University 2001 
  • Master’s degree in Kinesiology Southern Arkansas University 2003 
  • Ed. Specialist Arkansas State University 2021

Playing Experience 

  • El Dorado High School 1993-1995
  • Southern Arkansas University 1996-2001 

Coaching Experience 

  • 2001 -2002 - Defensive Coordinator – West Side Christian (El Dorado)
  • 2002-2003 – Grad Assistant – Southern Arkansas University 
  • 2003 – 2005 – Head Jr. High – Lafayette County 
  • 2005-2013 – Secondary Coach – El Dorado High School 
  • 2013-2018 – Defensive Coordinator – Magnolia High School 
  • 2019 - Defensive Coordinator – Parkview High School (Little Rock)
  • 2020 – Present - Alma Defensive Coordinator / OLB  

 

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Chad Powell

 Education:

  •  Alma High School
  •  Westark (UAFS)
  •  US Army
  •  Arkansas Tech University 

Playing Experience: 

  • Alma High School 

Coaching Experience: 

  •  22nd year at Alma

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Josh Driscoll

Education:

  • Physical Education from Florida A&M University

Playing Experience:

  • Southside High School
  • Arkansas State University
  • Florida A&M University

Coaching Experience:

  • 2006, Horn Lake High School MS
  • 2007-2009 Head Jr. High Football and Track Coach.  Asst Sr High LB Coach and Asst Sr High Track Coach.
  • 2009-2011 Harrisburg High School, Sr High Def Coordinator, Head 7th grade coach, and Head Sr High Baseball Coach.
  • 2011-2013 Alma High School, LB coach, Asst Baseball Coach
  • 2014-2017 Alma High School, Corners coach, Asst Baseball Coach, Special Teams Coordinator.
  • 2018-2019 Alma High School, WR coach, Asst Baseball coach, Special Teams Coordinator. 
  • 2020 Alma High School, QBs Coach.

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Vander Bowden

Education:

  • Mountain Home High School 2013
  • BSE University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 2017

Playing Experience:

  • Mountain Home High School 2010-2013

Coaching Experience:

  • 2013-2017 Student Assistant - University of Arkansas
  • 2017-2019 Kimmons Junior High - Head 7th Grade/Jr. High Defensive Coordinator
  • 2019 Southwest Baptist University - Defensive Line
  • 2020 Southwest Baptist University - Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line/Strength & Conditioning
  • 2021 Alma High School - Offensive Line

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Zach Jones

Education:

  • BSE Henderson State University 2008 

Playing Experience 

  • De Queen High School 
  • Henderson State University

Coaching Experience 

  • 2008-2013 Alma Jr High Head 7th & 8th Grade Coach
  • 2014-2015 Alma Jr High Head 9th Grade Coach
  • 2016-2019 Alma Sr High Defensive Back Coach 
  • 2020 Alma Sr High Receiver Coach/Head Strength & Conditioning 

 

 

 

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Dillion Work

Education:

  • Bachelors degree at the University of Arkansas Fort-Smith
  • Masters Degree at the University of Arkansas - Monticello

Playing Experience:

  • Alma High School

Coaching Experience: 

  • Graduate Assistant Coach Football: 2015-2019
  • Volunteer Coach Soccer: 2017-2019
  • Assistant Soccer/Assistant Football: 2019-Present

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Joey Potts

Education:

  • Pottsville High School
  • BSE Arkansas Tech University

Playing Experience:

  • Pottsville High School

Coaching Experience: 

  • 2010-2012 Alma - Jr. High DB Coach
  • 2012-2013 Stuttgart - Head 7th Grade Football/Jr. High DB coach
  • 2014-2020 Alma - Head 7th Grade Football/Jr. High Assistant
  • 2021- Present Alma - Head Jr. High Football

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Jeff Jones

Education:

  • BSE Henderson State University
  • MS Texas A&M - Texarkana

Playing Experience:

  • Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Colorado
  • Dierks High School

Coaching Experience: 

  • Dierks, Defensive Coordinator 1988-1989

  • Gurdon, Defensive Coordinator 1989-1991

  • De Queen, Secondary/Receiver 1991-1996

  • De Queen, Head Football Coach 1996-2003

  • Springdale, Corners/Special Teams Coordinator 2003-2005

  • Alma, Defensive Coordinator 2005-2006

  • Lonoke, Head Football Coach 2006-2009

  • Springdale, Defensive Coordinator 2009-2010

  • Murfreesboro, Head Football Coach 2010-2011, 2012-2017

  • Northside, TE/H Backs (Volunteer) 2017

  • Alma, Jr.High DC/Head 7th 2021-current

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Degrees and Certifications:

Derrick Haney

Education

  • Charleston High School 2010 
  • Bachelors Degree in History Arkansas Tech 2014

Playing Experience

  • Charleston High School 2007

Coaching Experience

  • 2010-2012 Volunteer Charleston High School 
  • 2012-2014 Volunteer Van Buren High School 
  • 2015-2019 Defensive Quality Control Arkansas State University 
  • 2019-2021 Brookland High School Co-OC/ Wide Receivers Coach 
  • 2021-Present- Alma Jr. High OC/*th Grade Head Coach

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Thomas Mata

Education:

  • Van Buren High School 1994
  • B.S. Sports Management - American Military University 2019
  • Associates Degree - Logistics and Applied Science 2019

Playing Experience:

  • Van Buren High School
  • Ottawa University

Coaching Experience:

  • 2018-2019 Graduate Assistatn - Alma
  • 2020-Present Assistant Jr. High Football/Assistant Track
  • 2020-Present Head Cross Country

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Degrees and Certifications:

Robert Neus

Education:

  • BSE - Arkansas Tech University

Playing Experience:

  • Paris High School

Coaching Experience:

  • 2020-2021 Volunteer Assistant Dardanelle High School
  • 2021-Present Jr. High Assistant Football