Kyzer resigns as EPC coach
The East Poinsett County School District announced last Thursday that EPC Head Boys Basketball Coach Kevin Kyzer submitted his resignation Wednesday to school officials. School officials told the Tri-City Tribune last week that Kyzer cited family concerns as his reason for resigning, which opens up a position that has been open twice in the last four years. EPC Athletic Director Gary Williams told the Tri-City Tribune last Thursday that Kyzer stated that his wife had gotten a job in Northwest Arkansas earlier this year and had planned to commute back and forth, while working at EPC. Williams also noted that Kyzer and his wife have two small children, which also played a role in Kyzer's decision.
The resignation Wednesday marks the end to an interesting two years for Kyzer and the EPC basketball program. A strong 2002-2003 season was followed up with a 2003-2004 season that saw the Warriors winning the Class AAA state boys basketball title, the NEA Invitational Tournament, Mountain Home Invitational Tournament and the 3AAA-South District and Class AAA Region 2 Championship. The team, which had three players going on to play college basketball, returns several players for next year's team, yet the Warriors drop in classification to Class AA this year.
Attempts to contact Kyzer at his home and by telephone were unsuccessful last Thursday and Friday. Williams told the Tri-City Tribune that the position of Head Boys Basketball Coach will be advertised in the regional media in the next few weeks and no decision has been made about the job.