New Head Football Coaches

High School Coach Jeff Harper and Family

This week both Red River High and Red River Junior High announced a new head football coaches had been hired for the fall season.  For the high school, Jeff Harper had been serving as interim head coach.  This week, Harper was announced as the Bulldog Head Coach.

Bulldog Nation welcome Coach Harper to our school.  Coach Harper will be teaching in the Business Department at the high school and leading our Bulldog Football team on Friday nights. 

Here is Coach Harper’s statement:  My name is Jeff Harper and my family & I are excited to a part of this community. I’ve been married 20 years to my wife Missy & we have 2 kids Elijah & Gracie.

I was raised in Bossier City & graduated of Parkway HS in ’98. I was given the opportunity to walk on to play football at Southern Arkansas before coming home & graduating from LSUS in ’03 & two earned master’s degrees from Liberty University.

I’ve been a full time Pastor for the past 22 years at Bellaire Baptist. I’ve been coaching football for 18 years. I started Gunslinger Quarterback Academy where I’ve had the opportunity to invest & train QB’s from all over the world. I’ve also had the privilege of working with the Elite 11 for the last 3 years. I look forward to this coming school year. Go Dawgs!

Over at Red River Junior High, Pat Hanish will head their football program.  Here is Hanish’s statement: 

Hey Bulldogs! My name is Pat Hanish. I am the new 8th Grade History Teacher & Head Jr. High Football Coach.

This is my 25th year of Teaching and Coaching. My last position was AD/HC and PE Teacher at Elm Grove Middle School in Bossier Parish.

I currently live in Shreveport, La. I am originally from Springhill, La. I am a 1989 Graduate of Springhill High School. I received my BSE in Social Studies from Southern Arkansas University in 1996. I have been married 26 years to my HS sweetheart, Melissa Beavers Hanish. We have two daughters: Emily (22) and Hannah (19).

I love Teaching and Coaching! It is truly my biggest Hobby. I am an avid reader and History Buff. When I’m not Teaching and Coaching I love spending time with my family.

I am extremely excited to be a Red River Bulldog! Thank you all for making me feel so welcome! Let’s have a great year.

New Junior High Head Football Coach Pat Hanish


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