Riverdale Introduces New Boys Basketball Coach

At their annual Ice Cream Social last night, Riverdale Academy Principal, Dr. Robert Peters introduced the school’s new Boys Basketball Coach.  He is Ty Hester of Coushatta.

Dr. Peters said, “He is one of our own.  And he will coach for now and become a full-time member of the faculty in January.” Peters added, “We are fortunate to have Ty already on staff as an assistant and I am glad to have him as our boys basketball coach.”

Hester was all smiles. He is currently enrolled in Northwestern State studying Health and PE.  He will graduate with a bachelor’s degree and be certified to teach kids from Kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Hester is a 2015 graduate of Riverdale.  For the past few years he has coached the JV boys basketball squad.  At the same time he has served as an assistant for both the boys and girls varsity teams.

“I am excited to be here!” exclaimed Hester.  He added, “I want to thank Dr. Peters for the opportunity to be the boys head basketball coach.”

Don’t be surprised if you see Hester practicing his coaching skills at Red River Elementary School this fall.  He is doing student teaching there while completing his degree requirements.


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