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Coach Mark Hindsley
Head Coach

Coach Hindsley is a native of Marvell, Arkansas and is a 2001 graduate of Marvell Academy. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and graduated with a BSE & MAT in Kinesiology.

Coach Hindsley spent 15 years at the Newport school district at various roles, most recently head football coach and athletic director for the past 7 years.

Coach Hindsley has been married to his wife Mallory for 15 years. They have two children, Hudson (10) and Harper (7).

“I know it’s a young program, but I see potential. I see the growth and I’m excited to be part of that. I’ve been part of a tradition at Newport and I really want to help establish and continue the one they have going at Brookland.”

Coach Matt Reynolds
Assistant Head Coach/ Offensive Line

Coach Reynolds graduated from Jessieville High School in 2011 and attended Arkansas State University until 2015. He has spent his first two years at Marion under head coach Jed Davis where he started off as a 7th grade coach but moved up to Jr. High Offensive Coordinator. Under his offensive play calling, the Marion Jr. High team averaged 36 points per game and had a record of 9-1. 


He then accepted a job at Brookland School District as a Jr. High Assistant and 7th Grade Head Coach in 2018. He helped coach the 2018 Jr. High football team to a 8-1 record and its first conference championship. This year he has been moved up to Sr. High as an assistant. He is looking forward to the opportunity of starting this new conference in the 5a this fall.


Coach Zac Manning
Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers

Native of Helena Arkansas. Graduated high school from DeSoto School in 2014. Attended Arkansas State University, graduated in 2018.
Started my coaching career at Valley View as the high school Wide Receivers coach.

Moved to Junior High head Coach the next two years, led the Jr. Blazers to an undefeated conference championship in 2020.
Accepted a coaching position at Brookland in 2021 as the High school Wide Receivers Coach and Assistant Boys Track Coach.
This is my first season as the Sr. High Offensive Coordinator and looking forward to dominating the conference this fall.


Coach Keith Davis
Backs / Special Teams Coordinator

We are also lucky to have Coach Keith Davis serving in his 4th year with the Brookland Bearcats.  

Coach Davis is from Harrisburg, AR, and graduated from Harrisburg High School. He graduated from Arkansas State University.

Coach Davis coached from 1993-2016 at Harrisburg High School, serving as Head Football Coach for 16 of those years.


Keith has been married to his wife Sarah for 25 years and they have 2 children: Zach Davis and Hannah Lawrey. They have 3 grandchildren: Hudson Davis and Eva and Jacob Lawrey.

Coach Jesse Frost
Co-Defensive Coordinator/ Defensive Line

Coach Frost is from Booneville, Arkansas and graduated in 2013 from Booneville High School. In high school he played football, baseball, and track for the Bearcats.  After high school he attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Health/Physical Education in 2017.  Coach Frost has been in education for five years, previously coaching in Berryville (3 years) and Newport (2 years).  He has coached a multitude of sports including football, baseball, and soccer.

"I am excited to help this young football program continue to grow in the right direction to be a Bearcat again!"

Coach Lucas Moore
Defensive Backs

Coach Brian Haynes
Junior High Head Coach

Coach Brian Haynes has been teaching and coaching for the past 18 years and we are fortunate to have had him here at Brookland Schools for the past 6 years.

Coach Haynes played  Football, Basketball, and Track in High School and played one year for Arkansas State Indians (now Red Wolves) 94-95.

Coach Haynes has coached the following sports:

Football for 15 years

  • As Assistant Coach in Trumann he helped lead the team to 2 Conference Championships

  • Baketball for 6 years

  • Softball for 16 years

    • As Assistant Coach at Nettleton he was a part of the 2002 State Championship team

    • As a Head Coach he has 3 Conference Championships and 2 District Championships

    • At Trumann, his team reached 2 Regional Championship and was the 2010 4a State Runner UP

    • Here in Brookland, He served Assistant Coach for 1 Conference Championship and 3 Regional Championships and 2 state semi-finals appearance.


Coach Hayne is married to Jana Haynes. They have 2 children: Kamdon Slade Haynes (7) and Kirklyn Claire Haynes (5).

Coach Brandon Parsons
Junior High Defensive Line / Defensive Backs

Brookland is proud to have had Coach Parsons as a Teacher/Coach 16 years at Brookland.

Coach Parsons has coached the following sports at Brookland:

Middle School Basketball 2004-2009

HS Baseball Assistant Coach 2006-7 and 2009

Assistant Football Coach 2008-present

Boys Soccer Head Coach 2014-present

In 2015 and 2018 he led the soccer team to 2 conference championships and the state playoffs 4 out of 5 years.


Coach is married to Heather Parsons and has 2 Children: Samantha (13) and Alexis (9).


Coach Golden is from Malden, Missouri and graduated from Malden High School in 2011. Growing up with a father who was a football coach, he has been around the game his whole life. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 2015 with a Bachelors degree in Business. After spending time in the finance industry as well as managing a restaurant, Coach Golden's desire to have a positive impact on the lives of students led him to make a career change to teaching and coaching. The 2022-23 school year will be his 5th as a teacher and coach. He spent the first 4 years of his career in education at Corning High School where he taught business education classes, coached softball, and served as the Defensive Coordinator for both the Jr. High and Senior High football teams. Coach Golden recently completed his Masters in Educational Leadership. In his free time Coach Golden loves travelling, hunting, and spending time with his wife, Katie and their 2 year old daughter Sadie Kate. 


"I'm excited to be a part of the Bearcat family. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and working to continue the tremendous recent growth and development of the school and football program." 

Coach Tyler Golden
Junior High Defensive Backs. Line Backers and Wide Receivers

Coach Bobby Joe Watson
Junior High Defensive Line, Backs
7th Grade Head Coach

Bobby Joe Watson is in his 12th year at Brookland and 3rd year in the football program.  In addition to being the 7th grade coach, he is also RB and LB coach for the Jr. High and is also an assistant coach for the High School.

Coach WAtson has coached bowling, baseball, girls basketball, and football while at Brookland, and coached Track at Ridgefield Christian.

Coach Watson graduated in 2003 from Hoxie High School and in 2007 from Williams Baptist University where he lettered in baseball.

He is married to his wife of 12 years, Jamie, and they have one son, Parker.

Brian Griffith
Athletic Trainer


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