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.