The Texarkana Arkansas School District made the announcement on Tuesday, January 17, of the acquisition of Barry Norton as the district's new head football coach and athletic director filling the vacancy left by Todd Ledford when he resigned in December.

Now TASD would like to give the public an opportunity to "Meet the Coach" this Tuesday, January 24 from 5-6PM at the TASD Administration Board Room located at 3435 Jefferson Ave.

Coach Norton is a graduate of Hooks High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas State University. Norton brings more than 30 years of coaching experience with him to his new position at TASD, previously serving as the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Texarkana Texas Independent School District, plus teaching and coaching experience at West-Orange Stark and Lufkin High Schools.

Don't miss "Meet the Coach" night, Tuesday, January 24. For more information contact TASD Director of Public Relations, Genia Bullock at 870-772-3371 ext 3403 or by email at genia.bullock@tasd7.net.