Questions about North Little Rock High football coach Brad Bolding | Arkansas Blog

Monday, January 26, 2015

Questions about North Little Rock High football coach Brad Bolding

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 7:09 PM


Rumors have been swirling today about Brad Bolding, football coach at North Little Rock High School. School district response suggests there's something generating the smoke.

I asked Kelly Rodgers, the North Little Rock superintendent, if Brad Bolding was actively employed today as NLR football coach:

"It's a personnel matter. I cannot share any personnel information with you about Brad Bolding."

I couldn't reach Bolding or the district athletic director, but I made a direct FOI request and the personnel department soon responded. And here it is, a non-response allowed under the law to give the employee time to object: to release of documents:


Bolding has been coaching in North Little Rock since 2007. He coached earlier at Mayflower, Rogers, Greenwood and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The team finished 11-2 in 2014.  Wide receiver K.J. Hill led the team and is being hotly recruited by major univesities.

Bolding drew attention from fans after North Little Rock was defeated by Bentonville in state playoffs this year. He made  Facebook comments that seemed to complain about higher salaries paid to Bentonville coaches, famous for its million-dollar payroll and fancy stadium with jumbotron. He also noted Bentonville employed more coaches.

A follower of the team quoted Bolding from the post and said it stirred many school district people. He said Bolding wrote, in part:


We don't have a football budget. A lot of people think that our district spends a lot of Money on Football. Not true we raise 4 X more than the school spends.

They have a football budget and know exactly what they have to spend and what they have to raise money for every year.

I have 4 classes and 2 lunch duties.

No one else in all of 7A teaches.

With that said I'm not throwing anyone under the bus but these are the major problems that can be fixed if they want to fix them.

I'm very proud of my coaching staff we work very very hard for the players, school and community.
If we want any change to bring the State Title back here those things will have to be done.

Lastly for those people that say that we have the best athleted so there for we should win it every year. That's so far from the truth. Anyone that knows this game knows that just having good athletes won't bring you a
title. 1. Not a lot of injuries 2. Big physical o- line and d-line. 3. Depth 4. Team must gel 5. Win 3rd dwn eff. 6. Win turnover margin 7. Great special teams 8. Players must believe.

Lastly I do take personal responsibility as the Head Coach. Ultimately it's my fault. But let's level the playing field and those of you in positions to do lets get it done.

We will not stop fighting to be the best we can be.

Tags: , ,


Favorite

Comments (20)

Showing 1-20 of 20

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-20 of 20

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • UA-Little Rock copes with enrollment decline and charter high school

    UA-Little Rock is facing a financial pinch because of a sharp drop in enrollment and Chancellor Andrew Rogerson talked bluntly about it Friday in a campus meeting, remarks that included a reference to simmering unhappiness over the eStem charter high school that opened on campus last year.
    • Sep 22, 2018
  • Huckabee used to promote re-election of tax cheat Mickey Gates

    A reader reports that re-election billboards for felony-charged tax deadbeat Mickey Gates, the Republican state representative from Hot Springs, feature an endorsement by Mike Huckabee.
    • Sep 22, 2018
  • Demonstrators, small crowd greet Mike Pence at French Hill rally

    Demonstrators have been allowed near the front door of the Statehouse Convention Center where carefully screened guests, not many, will be enjoying Mike Pence's endorsement of Republican Rep. French Hill. Plenty of security and I think it might be more fun outside.
    • Sep 21, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • Tom Cotton's influence on Trump's new security chief

    U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is getting credit for pushing President Donald Trump to select Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, Politico reports.
    • Feb 21, 2017
  • Campus gun bill clears committee

    The so-called compromise amendment that will allow anyone 25 or older with a training certificate carry a concealed weapon on public college campuses was approved in a Senate committee this afternoon.
    • Feb 21, 2017

Slideshows

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation