Bastrop High School didn’t have to look far to find an interim football coach.
Former head coach and current defensive coordinator Brad Bradshaw has been appointed the interim coach, Morehouse Parish Schools Superintendent George Noflin confirmed Sunday, after Thomas Bachman’s resignation last Tuesday.
“The superintendent asked me to go and start working on the discipline and scheduling and that’s what my assignment is,” Bradshaw said.
Noflin called Bradshaw’s appointment a ‘no-brainer.’
“We know with his experience running this program and running it well he was the right person,” Noflin said. “He loves this town and we want to make sure that the program continues to progress properly.”
According to Noflin, the duties of interim head coach also include running the offseason program and purchasing any equipment the program may need.
Noflin told The News-Star on Tuesday that he was open to Bradshaw being a candidate for the permanent job. Noflin and Bastrop principal Dr. David Nordman are leading the search for the Rams’ next football coach.
“We’re going to accept applications and go through the interview process. We’re hoping by the middle of February we’ll be able to name a coach,” Noflin said.
Bradshaw’s tenure as head football coach at Bastrop from 1997-2010 produced a 149-32 record, three Class 4A state championships and a 49-game winning streak from 2005-2008. The Rams’ 2005 state title was later stripped by the LHSAA after ruling the school violated eligibility rules in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Bradshaw resigned from Bastrop in early-2011 and took a position as the athletic director at Crossett (Arkansas) High School later that year. He returned to the Rams and Morehouse Parish as defensive coordinator in January of 2014.
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