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Scott Wright

Scott Wright

Sr. High Ladycat Basketball Coach

Coach Scott Wright returns for his 10th season at Mena as the Senior Ladycat Head Basketball Coach and Senior Ladycat Assistant Volleyball Coach. He is from Paragould, AR and graduated from Union University in Jackson, TN where he played baseball for the Bulldogs. He is married to Andrea Wright and they have two amazing children:  Ally and William. Coach Wright is a proud member of Christ Community Fellowship in Mena, AR and also works as a high school football official. As an official he has been a part of calling three state championship games.

Brad Lyle

Brad Lyle

Sr. High Ladycat Basketball Assistant Coach

Head Senior High Volleyball Coach and Assistant Senior High Ladycat Basketball Coach, Brad Lyle returns for his 24th year at Mena. He is a graduate of Wickes High School and received his degree from Henderson State University. In addition to his coaching duties, Brad has daily academic responsibility at MHS in the areas of history, civics and advanced placement government.

 

Coach Lyle enjoys spending time with his family including his wife Linda and children Holly Hartwig, Robert Lyle, Roger Lyle, Hope Cannon, Gracie Leonard, and Madi Lyle. Coach Lyle also has four precious grandchildren Jaxx, Gideon, Milo and Gabriel Hartwig. Coach Lyle adds, “am very blessed to be a coach at Mena Public Schools. Everyday is a great day to be a Bearcat and Ladycat.”

Heather Goss

Heather Goss

Jr. High Ladycat Basketball Head Coach

Coach Heather Goss, a proud Ladycat alum, returns for her 16th year of teaching and coaching at Mena. She is Jr. High Ladycat Head Coach and Jr. High Volleyball Assistant Coach in addition to her Special Education Literacy classes.Coach Goss earned her degree from Henderson University with a BSE in Physical Education and a minor in Special Education

 

Family is very important to Coach Goss and is married to Eric Goss with their four children:  Damon Clark, Payton Clark, Emmy Goss and Erica Warden and son-in-law Rance Warden.

 

Tia Fryar

Tia Fryar

Jr. High Ladycat Basketball Assistant Coach

Coach Tia Fryar, a proud Ladycat alum, returns for her sixth season as the Jr. High Volleyball Head Coach, Jr. High Basketball Assistant Coach and Softball Assistant Coach. She previously coached at Ashdown before returning home to Mena in 2014.

Coach Tia Fryar, a proud Ladycat alum, returns for her eighth season as the Jr. High Volleyball Head Coach, Jr. High Basketball Assistant Coach and Softball Assistant Coach. She previously coached at Ashdown before returning home to Mena in 2014.Coach Fryar earned her degree from Arkansas Tech University and in addition to her coaching duties also teaches 7th grade health and 6th Grade Lifetime Wellness.

 

When not at school, Tia enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, binge a new show on Netflix or read. She leads worship at her church and loves to tell people of the love of Jesus. She has two wonderful dogs at home, Frank and Molly. Coach Fryar added, “I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to come and give back to the program that helped to shape and make me into the person that I am. There is no doubt in my mind that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be doing what I was called to do.”

Randy Peters

Randy Peters

Sr. High Bearcat Basketball Coach

Returning to his Alma Mater and beginning his sixth year in coaching, is former Bearcat Randy Peters. Coach Peters is Sr. High Boys Head Basketball Coach, Head Cross Country Coach and teach Driver’s Education. Randy served as a student assistant at Southeastern Oklahoma State where he also played college basketball. He attended North Arkansas JC for two years where he played basketball before transferring to Southeastern Oklahoma.

 

He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Reagan Peters and their immediate family reside in Mena and Orlando, Florida. Coach Peters adds “It is truly a blessing to be able to come back and serve this community that is built on faith and family.”

Isaac Minton

Isaac Minton

Sr. High Bearcat Assistant & Jr. High Bearcat Head Coach

Isaac Minton begins his coaching career at Mena as the Head Junior High Bearcat Basketball Coach, Assistant Senior High Bearcat Basketball Coach and Assistant Baseball Coach. Outside of his coaching duties he teaches 6th – 8th PE/Health and Wellness. Coach Minton is from Story, AR in Montgomery County. He graduated from college in the Spring of 2021 at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR with a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 PE-Health and Wellness.

He is married to his lovely wife, Grace Minton, whom he met in his time spent in college in Magnolia, AR. She is from Magnolia, AR. He enjoys reading my books on Basketball Coaching legends he has obtained over the years, watching movies at home with his wife, phone calls/FaceTime calls with my niece, Poppy Jean, and just spending time with his family. Coach Minton adds, “All of my students and athletes and the impact I hope to have on them are why I became an Educator/Coach.”

Ryan Luttmer

Ryan Luttmer

Jr. & Sr. High Bearcat Basketball Assistant Coach

Coach Ryan Luttmer is in his 11th year of coaching and graduated from University of Central Oklahoma. He is the Assistant Jr High Football Coach, Assistant Sr High Football and Assistant Bearcat Basketball Coach. Outside of coaching he teaches High School AE Math. He is married to his lovely wife, Tiffany Luttmer, and their handsome son, Matthew (3). Tiffany is a MMS 8th grade science teacher. Coach adds, “I love working at Mena High School and I am so proud to represent our school district and community in a positive way!”