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Billy Dawson has been the ...
Billy Dawson has been the Head Football Coach at Nashville High School (NHS) since 2005 and the pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville since June 2009.
Both roles are high profile positions in the small, southwest Arkansas community and Dawson understands the importance of each.
fifth year as Head Scrapper.
During that time he
has garnered 3 Conference titles and 3 State Championships.
During the opening day of pre-season practice, Coach Dawson
players to develop an attitude of excellence.
team during scrimmage.
"Excellence is a habit not an act," said Dawson
is confident that his
decision to move from the sidelines to the pulpit to be the right one.
When asked about the transition from coaching football to serving as pastor of a church, Dawson stated, "It's very similar.
It's a people business.
It's about relationships.
I'll deal more with adults than kids, so that will be different.
I enjoy people and relationships.
I'm excited about it."
Fourteen starters graduated last year.
remained confident of their competiveness during the 2009 season.
Interim Pastor: Billy Dawson
Brother Billy came to Beech Street Church
June 1, 2008.
He is head football coach at Nashville High School, Nashville, Arkansas.
wife Karen have been married 17 years and have two children, Luke and Rachel.
and Linda have been caring for the physical plant needs of Beech Street
for several years.
and Linda have 2 girls.
When speaking of the versatility of ...
When speaking of the versatility of Pettway, Nashville coach Billy Dawson stated: "He played wide receiver last year but he's been at quarterback strictly up to this point."
Although Nashville traveled to De Queen and shut them out, Dawson
believes the Wildcats will be up to the challenge when the Scrappers travel to Pine Bluff
"Preparing for Watson Chapel
is a tough task.
They're very athletic and simulating their athleticism in practice, you can't do that," Dawson
The athleticism of Watson Chapel that Dawson speaks of should be seen through the air from senior duo of quarterback Kris McCullough to wide receiver Kirel Young.
As for Dawson
, playing on the road is not the challenge.
It's the opponent.
"It was big for our kids to get on the road and come home with a win.
I'm a lot less worried about getting on the bus and traveling than I am worried about playing a good team like Watson Chapel
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Billy Dawson has accepted the pastorate of Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville effective July 12.
He is currently the head football coach at Nashville High School and has served as pastor and interim pastor at several churches in Arkansas and Louisiana.
He will continue to coach through this football season, then resign in order to devote full time to the church.
Keopple, who coached defensive linemen ...
Keopple, who coached defensive linemen under Houston Nutt at Boise State and later at Arkansas, was chosen from a final field of three that included Nashville High School Coach Billy Dawson and Southern Arkansas defensive coordinator Jeff Byrd.