I read FF but never post anything but I had to about this Barton job because people need to know the truth.
Whoever takes Van Paschals place will not do as near as good as he did while he was at Barton. He's the best coach I've ever played for and he made my time at Barton worth while. I didn't think we were even going to have a football program before he got there because it was just about to shut down for good. He changed things and changed the attitudes and brought back tradition to a small town that desperately needed it. Enough about the past though, he is gone to Wynne and will do a heck of a job there and the players will love him just like I did and they will definitely know who Jesus Christ is before they graduate which is more important than playing football.
As for whoever gets this job will have a crazy superintendent to deal with each and every day. This guy is nuts I came to games and watched and he's on the sidelines in almost coaching attire walking around like he's a coach??? I know he got on Paschal's nerves and was more than annoying to have around. I have never heard of a sup trying to coach on the sidelines..it didn't work because Paschal wasn't having that but my gosh it was very odd to see coming from a sup. What's even more strange is he is the head softball coach?? Yes Bartons sup is the head softball coach, oh yeah he just got a bill passed where school board members and school board members spouses can be volunteer coaches at Barton...... So the head baseball coach is a school board member right now?? The people on the board who have kids in high school and jr. high aren't the easiest to deal with either. They are buddied up to the sup who is allowing them to coach. Now that Paschal is gone that place is going to eventually destroy itself as long as the superintendent is still there. Goodluck to whoever gets the job, but I feel like they need to know what's going on. I know I will be making about a 45 minute drive along with a few others I've spoke to on Friday nights to watch the Wynne Yellow Jackets this year because there is a circus going on at Barton now and it's slowly turning into a joke.