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Zak Clark is entering his second season as Head Coach for Springdale High. In January 2015, Springdale Public Schools hired Zak Clark
to become the 31st Head Coach in Bulldog history. In 2015, The Bulldogs returned to the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. This
is Coach Clark's second stint with SHS, where he served as Quarterback coach from 2008 to 2009.
Coach Clark joined the Red Dogs after spending five seasons as the offensive coordinator for Fayetteville High School. During his time as
offensive coordinator, Fayetteville played for four state championships and won two (2011, 2012).
Prior to Fayetteville Coach Clark had stops at his alma mater, the University of Central Arkansas, and served two years at Springdale
High. While at Springdale under Kevin Johnson, he coached four Division 1 signees, including two who were quarterbacks.
Clark graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2005. While at UCA he earned multiple all-conference honors in both baseball
and football. In 2002, he finished 5th in voting for the Harlon Hill award, giving to the nation's most outstanding player. Clark transferred to
UCA after spending two years at Arkansas, where he lettered twice in football and started 12 games at quarterback.
Clark grew up in Fayetteville and graduated from Fayetteville High in 1999. He lettered three times in football and four in baseball. While
at FHS, Clark earned 3 All-State honors in baseball and 2 All-State honors in football.
He and his wife Sarah have three children, Cooper (10), Tyler (7), and AnnaKaye (3).
Graduated from Springdale High School in 2000. While at Springdale, played football and baseball and won a Conference Championship
in football (99) and State Runners up in 99. Was also a member of the 1997 State Championship in Baseball and Conference Champions
in 99 and 2000. Earned All-Conference in Football (98, 99) and All-State in 99. Also earned 5A West Defensive Lineman of the year, All
Arkansas Team and played in the football All-Star game.
After High School, earned a scholarship at Arkansas Tech University and was a 3 year starter at Linebacker and earned 1st team All Gulf
South Conference Honors in 2004. Currently 7th All-Time in school history in career tackles. Also played in the Division II National
Playoffs. After earning a Bachelors degree in 2005, was a Graduate Assistant Coach at ATU and Graduated with a Masters in Education
Degree in 2008.
Starting 12th year coaching. Graduate Assistant at Arkansas Tech from (05-07) coaching Defensive Line and Linebackers. In 2008,
became the Defensive Coordinator at Van Buren High School from 2008-2012. In 2013, went to Charleston High School and was the
Defensive Coordinator from 2013-2015 where they won back to back state championships in 2013 and 2014. While at Charleston, they
were twice named ARFCA 3A coaching staff of the year and was also the Defensive Coordinator for the 2015 West All-Star team.
Entering first season at Springdale High School as Defensive Coordinator.
Eric Middleton is in his seventh season at Springdale High School after spending 28 years coaching in Louisiana.
Middleton has 35 years of experience as a high school and collegiate coach that included stops at West Monroe High School, Neville
High School, Minden High School, Riverfield Academy, and Louisiana College.
Middleton has a background of winning that includes:267 wins, 25 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 with a major in Physical Education and a minor in Social Studies
Coach Middleton is married to Susan Middleton and they have four children and nine grandchildren.
Football continues to be a family tradition as Coach Middleton's two sons are high school football coaches.
Coach Gill is entering his third season as a member of the Springdale Bulldogs coaching staff. He serves as the Special Teams
Coordinator and Secondary coach for the Red Dogs.
Coach Gill joined the SHS football program after serving 4 years at Siloam Springs High School. Coach Gill was in charge of the
secondary all 4 years during his tenure at Siloam Springs and was the Co-Defensive Coordinator during his last 2 seasons. During his
time at Siloam Springs, he coached multiple All-Conference and All-State Defensive Backs. Prior to coaching in Northwest Arkansas,
Coach Gill coached at Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, KS.
Coach Gill graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. At MNU Coach Gill received his
BSE in Physical Education/Sports Management and minored in Nutrition. He also served as an intern in the MNU Strength &
Conditioning program where he worked with the football, men's and women's basketball, and volleyball teams. While at MNU, Coach Gill
was a 4 year starter for the Pioneers baseball team. He was also a 3 time All-Conference selection for the Pioneers as an infielder and
Coach Gill is a 2005 honors graduate of Siloam Springs High School. While at SSHS he was a 4 year letterman in baseball, 3 year
letterman in football, and 2 year letterman in basketball. Coach Gill was an All-State and All-Conference baseball player for the Panthers.
Coach Gill is married to the former Kala Stockard of Lenexa, KS. He and Kala have been married for 8 years and have two children;
Colson (5) and Keegan (2).
This is Bryant's second year with the Red Dogs. He served as Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator previous seasons at
Fayetteville High School. Before his time there, he had stops in Bentonville and Russellville.
Bryant graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2009. He was a student assistant for the Wonderboy Football program for two years.
He graduated from Harrison High School in 2004 where he played football and baseball.
Bryant is married to the former Amy Breedlove of Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have a daughter, Evelyn Mae (2). He enjoys spending time with
his family, his church, playing Spades, being outdoors and BBQ grilling.
Coach Greg Tiner is entering his 3rd 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.