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ALL-ARKANSAS PREPS COACH OF THE YEAR Tim Hooten, Quitman

If one state title in a year is good, then three must be great

By Jeremy Muck

This article was published June 18, 2017 at 2:39 a.m.

Tim Hooten, 52, led the Quitman Lady Bulldogs to the school’s first basketball state title in school history.

Hooten at a glance

POSITION Quitman girls’ cross country, girls’ basketball and girls’ track and field coach

AGE 62

NOTEWORTHY Won three state championships in three different sports in 2016-2017 — girls’ cross country, girls’ basketball and girls’ track and field. … The Lady Bulldogs’ Class 2A cross country state championship was the school’s first in any sport. … Quitman’s girls basketball team went 33-3 and defeated Hector in the Class 2A state championship game. … The school’s girls’ track and field team scored 70 points to win the Class 2A state title.

Winning a single state championship as a head coach in one season is an impressive feat.

Hooten at a glance

POSITION Quitman girls’ cross country, girls’ basketball and girls’ track and field coach

AGE 62

NOTEWORTHY Won three state championships in three different sports in 2016-2017 — girls’ cross country, girls’ basketball and girls’ track and field. … The Lady Bulldogs’ Class 2A cross country state championship was the school’s first in any sport. … Quitman’s girls basketball team went 33-3 and defeated Hector in the Class 2A state championship game. … The school’s girls’ track and field team scored 70 points to win the Class 2A state title.

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