The Van Buren School District is pleased to announce that Crosby Tuck has been named the new Head Coach of the Pointer Football team.

Tuck, who currently serves as Van Buren’s Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator, has nearly a decade of coaching experience and is a former Razorback football player. Prior to coming to Van Buren, he served as a head football coach in Georgia, where he led his team to the state semi-finals. Tuck was also the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterback coach for Pea Ridge High School in 2016, where he helped see the Blackhawks to their only state championship birth in school history. Tuck also spent three years at Shiloh Christian as the offensive coordinator and two years coaching receivers at Leesburg High School in Florida.

“We are excited to have Coach Tuck as our new Head Football Coach,” said VBSD Athletic Director Randy Loyd. “He was a major factor in the success we had this past year and the fact that he already has established relationships with our team and staff gives us an advantage heading into the new season. We look forward to him leading the Van Buren football program.”

Tuck replaces Casey Dick, who accepted the head football coaching job at Fayetteville High School. This past season, the Pointer Football made a return to the state playoffs and took home the infamous “Battle of the Bone” trophy with its victory over Alma at the beginning of the season.

“This has been a great year for the Pointers and we have a talented group of athletes that will be returning next season,” said Tuck. “This team has been through a lot of change, but by keeping our core players and staff together, it will help us build upon the momentum we have going and propel us into the future. I have great respect for this upcoming group of seniors and I am honored for the opportunity to lead them into what I believe will be the most exciting year of their football career, yet.” 

Tuck met with his coaches and players today to set the stage for the upcoming season. He and his wife, Lauren, reside in Van Buren with their three young children Nate, Cole, and Rowen.


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