Some big coaching moves have taken place in recent days.
On this week’s episode, Brad and Dalton discuss Pat Byrd’s departure from Saltillo (1:43), where he was head football coach for eight years. Also a former Amory head coach, he will be taking over the Winston Academy program.
Tupelo added a successful head coach to its staff with the hiring of Ryan Keeton (4:06). Keeton had a very strong three-year run at Nanih Waiya, which he led to the Class 1A state title game last season. He will serve as co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for Tupelo.
And in soccer, South Pontotoc’s Horace Kitchens has retired after 15 seasons coaching the boys and girls squads (7:26). He led the Lady Cougars to five consecutive state title game appearances between 2013 and 2017.
On the diamond, Brad took in a Kossuth-North Pontotoc game Tuesday night (8:33). The host Vikings rallied to win 8-4 and got a gutsy performance from starting pitcher Jake Reeder. Also, the guys look at Tupelo baseball (9:56), which opened division play Tuesday by defeating South Panola. And Dalton saw a softball slugfest between Smithville and Nettleton on Tuesday (11:18).
Finally, the guys present Athletes of the Week (12:51).