Justin Crain (Photo courtesy of Yellville-Summit School District)
A local high school is turning to an alum to lead one of its athletic programs. During its most recent meeting, the Yellville-Summit School Board hired Justin Crain as the new head football coach of the Panthers.
Crain has already started working with the team. Yellville-Summit has had a pair of practice sessions, and so far, he likes what he is seeing out of the players.
Crain graduated from Yellville-Summit in 1999. During his playing days, he was a quarterback for the Panthers.
Crain spent this past season as the offensive coordinator at Melbourne after serving in the same position for 14 years at Rison. He says he joined the Bearkatz last year to get closer to home.
Crain says he has learned a lot about the game of football as a player under Calvin Mallett and his staff and as an assistant coach under Clay Totty at Rison and Kevin McCarn at Melbourne. He says he thinks the lessons he learned will help him be successful at Yellville-Summit.
Crain succeeds Lucas Morris, who recent became the quarterbacks coach at Harrisburg High School.
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