By Richard Davenport
Former University of Arkansas standout and assistant coach Scotty Thurman has been named the new boys basketball coach at Little Rock Parkview.
"I am extremely excited to take over the Parkview program," Thurman said. "It has been a successful academic institution and a traditional power in basketball. I am super excited to be named head basketball coach."
Thurman replaces Al Flanigan, who retired after winning seven state titles in 11 championship game appearances at Parkview. He had a 545-147 record in 23 years at the school while also winning 12 conference championships.
"This is a tremendous opportunity to build on to the legacy that Coach Flanigan and his staff have already set," Thurman said. "I couldn't be more proud and excited to get started working with Parkview, its faculty, staff, administration and its student body."
To read more about the former Razorback's homecoming to Arkansas, visit the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
By Bobby Swofford
To help you count down the days until football season arrives, the 5NEWS Sports crew has put together 11 different countdowns looking at players, coaches and games to be looking forward to this fall.
Tuesday night we turned our attention to the defensive side of the ball and the playmakers at linebacker.
#5 - Cole Joyce, Bentonville
The lone junior on the list proved he could play at the state's highest level as a sophomore as Joyce racked up 80 total tackles and was an All-State performer for the Tigers defense. Having already picked up a few division one offers, the ceiling is high for Joyce if he can take another step forward as a junior.
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