Football: North Little Rock has 13 applicants for coaching job

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A trio of North Little Rock High School football assistants are among the 13 applicants for the head coaching job at the high school, the district confirmed on Tuesday.

The application deadline was Monday and the three North Little Rock assistants are Blake Pizan, Clint Reed and Randy Sandefur.

The job came open after J.R. Eldridge left the school to take the head coaching job at Farmington High School. Eldridge had been at North Little Rock for all of one season before leaving. Jamie Mitchell, a Mississippi transplant, was the head coach at North Little Rock before that and spent five seasons at the school.

Pizan briefly left North Little Rock to take the head coaching job at Little Rock Central only to return to his previous school in a matter of weeks. He has also served as interim head coach and has applied previously for the job when Eldridge and Mitchell had been hired.

He currently serves as offensive coordinator.

Clint Reed is North Little Rock’s offensive line coach, while Sandefur coaches the defensive line and also serves as head baseball coach.

Other notable names in the mix include: Maurice Moody, currently the head coach at Jacksonville High School and was previously coach at Little Rock McClellan, where he led the Lions to multiple state title game appearances.

Tyrell Johnson is currently coaching at Episcopal Collegiate and played at Arkansas State and later in the NFL for several teams. Johnson was also a star high school player at Rison before going into coaching.

List of applicants

  • Andrew Bates

  • Jimmy Doss

  • Evan Gay

  • George Hill

  • Tyrell Johnson

  • Brian Maupin

  • Maurice Moody

  • Blake Pizan

  • Eric Redmon

  • Clint Reed

  • Jeffery Ridgle

  • Randy Sandefur

  • Jamie Washington