has shared in the gridiron success at Wynne for 29 years.Now he
moves up in rank to replace "The General."
"When I took this, I said I wasn't going to change anything," Shempert
When the school approached Campbell about his replacement, Shempert
drew his recommendation.
has spent 34 years in the coaching business.He began as junior high head coach and senior high assistant at Yellville and spent three years at Earle before joining the staff at Wynne.The last 16 years, Shempert has served as defensive coordinator under Campbell, and he admits it has been eerie at times in his new capacity.
"It's been different trying to do some things knowing he's
not going to be here," Shempert
said."I see him walking in the hall and it's hard knowing he's
not going to be out there with us."There was rumors that Campbell may retire for the last few years, and Shempert
admits being head coach had crossed his mind.
But yeah, it's been in the back of my mind for quite a while," Shempert
staff will still hold Mike Singleton and Lee Moore, a pair of coaches he
has shared the sideline with for years."We've worked together for a long time," Shempert
...Shempert will also join Campbell one last time as an assistant in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star game this summer.
was announced the head coach, the first thing he
did ... "Take a deep breath," Shempert