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Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« on: April 07, 2017, 02:25:46 pm »
https://twitter.com/NWAHenry/status/850428073162027009


It's been kinda known for awhile but is now official. I don't think it'll be long before you hear about the replacement.  :)

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2017, 06:29:34 am »
Not only losing Coach McMahan, but also Coach Cole.  Both great guys and a fantastic opportunity in front of them. 

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2017, 07:08:01 am »
What are they leaving for?

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 02:55:13 pm »
Former ECS coach Micah Marsh is in NWA now. Someone needs to take a look at him. He did a great job there at Episcopal.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017, 03:27:20 pm »
I think the short list is pretty short.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2017, 04:26:39 pm »
Any word on when they'll announce a hire?

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 07:19:10 am »
I think the short list is pretty short.

2 man race?

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 10:19:01 am »
Kickapoo head coach is who I am hearing.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2017, 08:35:29 am »
Kickapoo head coach is who I am hearing.

I've heard that also. He turned down B'ville West last year, not sure what the difference would be for him to accept this job.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 04:09:00 pm »
I've heard that also. He turned down B'ville West last year, not sure what the difference would be for him to accept this job.

Last year he had a couple of D1 players that graduate this year.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 10:46:14 am »
Heard Bentonville may be interviewing some finalists today...anybody know who those candidates are?  I've heard Rippee (Kickapoo coach) & Ross (Ark. Baptist) may be two of them.  Are these the only two they are interviewing?  Surely they will make a hire soon!

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 11:15:24 am »
I'm hearing a total of 4 interviews today.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2017, 12:37:35 pm »
So out of the two we know kickapoo and ark baptist which coach would be the best hire?

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 01:40:56 pm »
Just spoke with someone close to the situation and was told one of the coaches interviewing already has commitments from Micah Marsh and another current 7A head coach to join his staff as assistants.  That sounds like it could be a really solid staff.  No idea how his interview went, but that had to earn some extra points.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2017, 02:26:09 pm »
I wasnt aware brian ross actually worked at Bentonville as an assistant for a year before going to Baptist Prep. I would imagine tough to leave vanovear and mcbride though almost guaranteed another ring there next year.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2017, 08:35:29 pm »
Ross and McMahan were friends.  I flew back on the plane once with Coach Ross after he andMcMahan had spent three or four days at the Chicago Bulls camp taking in practices.  Ross is a very good coach.  Be hard to leave McBride and Vanover though.  McBride has the opportunity to be a big-time player.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2017, 08:55:35 pm »
Appears we have a winner.  Should be out Wednesday and there is no shocker to those paying attention.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2017, 09:13:42 pm »
Congrats to the new head whoever it is. Great school with great possibilities

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2017, 03:31:33 pm »
Dick Rippee

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2017, 04:21:01 pm »
I heard this last week but I don't know much about the guy. Good Luck to him!

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2017, 04:43:28 pm »
Nothing was 100% until today.  They had interviews yesterday with 4 candidates.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2017, 04:46:09 pm »
It seems lately that a lot of the nwa schools are going with out of state coaches? I understand that particular area of the state pays more than most places, but is their any other reasoning behind the influx of out of state coaches being chosen over in state guys? I know Arkansas doesn't lack for high quality coaches.  ???

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2017, 04:48:44 pm »
Great coach and an even better person. He really values relationships and will be a fantastic hire for bentonville.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2017, 06:05:18 pm »
Agreed.  I know him and he's just outstanding.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2017, 06:49:51 pm »
His daughter is a freshman on Razorback Volleyball team.

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2017, 10:45:38 am »
Sounds like a good hire Ross needs to prove himself in a public school as a head coach there is a huge difference between private and public

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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2017, 10:49:53 am »
Sounds like a good hire Ross needs to prove himself in a public school as a head coach there is a huge difference between private and public

I agree. You have to prove you can develop the players your dealt and be able to adapt to your personal instead of recruiting in your missing pieces. Do not take anything away from Ross though. He has been great everywhere he has been and is a great coach! Guess he will just have to settle for another 4A ring next year  ::)
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Re: Bentonville Boys is Officially Open
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2017, 11:00:19 am »
I agree. You have to prove you can develop the players your dealt and be able to adapt to your personal instead of recruiting in your missing pieces. Do not take anything away from Ross though. He has been great everywhere he has been and is a great coach! Guess he will just have to settle for another 3A ring next year  ::)

You mean 4A, right.

 

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