Sonny Nason

Coach Sonny Nason has resigned as Crossett High School's football coach and athletic director after seven years at the school. His resignation was effective as of Feb. 28, but the Crossett School District Board did not officially accept it until Monday.

Following a conference championship season, Crossett High School football coach and athletic director William “Sonny” Nason has resigned.

School district officials announced during Monday night’s school board meeting that Nason had resigned effective Feb. 28 and the board had accepted his resignation as presented by the Superintendent Gary Williams.

Nason completed his 27th season as a coach and his seventh at Crossett by taking the Eagles to the football semifinals in December. The season saw the Eagles’ first conference championship since 2003, and the team finished the year with a 9-4 record.

The coaching and athletic director job has been posted on multiple Websites including on the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, where it was posted on March 4.

The district has been accepting applications and is working to form a hiring committee, but school administrators said they do not have a replacement in mind.

 “We are still in the very early stages of finding a replacement,” CHS Principal Anthony Boykin said on Tuesday morning.

Boykin said the job is open to anyone who wants to apply for it, including someone already employed at the school district wanted to apply.

“If someone from within wants to apply, then we would just move them around into that position,” Boykin said.

The Franklin Parish School District in Louisiana announced earlier this month that Nason had joined its staff as head football coach. 

Nason is originally from Louisiana.

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