When football fans start talking about the upcoming season, the word TRADITION gets thrown around, with both positive, and negative emotions. For Mansfield, that word hasn’t held much water where as complaints about scheduling, overall class rank/size, and at times, leadership have taken precedence.
Regardless of ones views, and opinions, the Tigers have needed to find some momentum, and that does start with leadership, backed by the school, and supported by the town.
The 2016 Mansfield School District, and Senior High Football has welcomed Coach Craig Bentley as the newly hired Head Football coach.
In his ninth year of coaching, Bentley comes to Mansfield from Mena, Arkansas where he was the Defensive Coordinator for the Bearcats. Before his five years at Mena, Bentley spent one year at Pea Ridge, and two years at Springdale. Aside from his football career, Bentley coached the Mena High School soccer team to a State Runner-up finish in 2015.
Bentley stated, “I’m really excited about the direction Mansfield Tiger football is headed. The team has put out maximum effort in everything we have done thus far. We believe in ourselves and we believe in the work we have put in and are going to put in. This town and community is ready for Mansfield Tiger football to get back to where it needs to be and we will do everything humanly possibly to get it there.”
Join us in welcoming Coach Bentley, and his family to Mansfield.