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North Little Rock offensive coordinator picked as new head coach at Central High

by Jeremy Muck | April 4, 2018 at 11:22 a.m. | Updated April 5, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock Central will hire North Little Rock offensive coordinator Blake Pizan as its new head coach, the Little Rock School District confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported earlier Wednesday that Pizan was going to be hired as the Tigers' new coach.

The recommendation for Pizan's hiring will be presented for final approval to Education Commissioner Johnny Key, who serves as LRSD's board of directors.

"We are pleased to have Coach Pizan join our team," LRSD Athletic Director John Daniels said in a news release. "We believe he has the talent and commitment to lead the football program at Central, and that he is not only committed to the success of the program, but also the student athletes he will serve."

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The LRSD added that Pizan will also teach physical education at Central.

Pizan, a Pulaski Academy and Arkansas Tech University graduate, has worked at North Little Rock since 2009. The Charging Wildcats won the Class 7A state championship last season.

Central was 2-8 last season under Ellis "Scooter" Register. Register retired in February after a 43-year coaching career, with his last eight seasons at Central.

Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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