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Prior Coaching Jobs: Fayetteville HS, UCA
Awards Received as Coach or Player:
2-time All-State (FHS), All-Conference (UCA)
University of Arkansas
University of Central Arkansas
Married to: Sarah
Children: Cooper (8), Tyler (6)
Hobbies: Spending time with family
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Eric Middleton is his sixth season at Springdale High School after spending 28 years coaching in Louisiana.
Middleton has 34 years experience as a high school and collegiate coach that included stops at West Monroe High School, Neville High
School, Minden High School, and Louisiana College. Middleton has a background of winning that includes:265 wins, 23 playoff
appearances, 13 semi final games, 9 state final games, 5 state championships, and 2 National Championships.
Graduated from University of Louisiana - Monroe in 1982. Coach Middleton is married to Susan Middleton and they have four children and
Derek is in his third season with the Red Dogs. Derek serves as Defensive Line Coach and Special Teams Coordinator.
Derek graduated from Southside High School in Fort Smith where he was a 3 Year Letterman in both Football and Track, was twice
selected as All State, won the 2002 AAAAA Football State Championship, and was the Outstanding Lineman MVP for the 2003 AAA
All-Star game. Following his high school career, Derek went on to play college football and was a 2004 Letterman at the University of
Following his playing career he began his coaching career at the University of Arkansas as a Student Assistant from 2005-2008. He then
was named Defensive Graduate Assistant at Arkansas for the 2008-2009 season. In 2009, he left the University of Arkansas to become
the Defensive Coordinator at Jacksonville High School. He then became the Defensive Coordinator at Arkadelphia High School from
2010-2013 where the Badgers won the 2012 7-4A Conference Championship.
Derek received his BSE in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas. Derek is married to the former Erin King of Arkadelphia, AR and
they have been married for 5 Years.
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Coach Greg Tiner is entering his 2nd year with the Red Dogs. Greg came to Springdale from Monticello High School where he had
coached for twenty years. The last four as head coach, where they made the state playoffs all 4 years. The five years prior to that, he
was the Defensive Coordinator. During that time they won 2 conference championships with the 5A state championship coming in 2009
with a 14-0 record.
Before coming to Monticello in 1994, Tiner coached in the college ranks for 7 years. From 1989 to 1992, he was the Head Strength and
Conditioning Coach at Mississippi State University where they went to two bowl games. Before that he was an assistant strength coach
at Louisiana State University from 1986 to 1988 where they won 2 SEC Championships.
Prior to that, he coached at Sheridan High School from 1983-1985 and Hamburg High School from 1981-1982.
He graduated from Monticello High School in 1975 and University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1980 with a Bachelors Degree in Health
and Physical Education. He and his wife Kif have two daughters, Sydney 25 and Shelby 21.