Last month, Poteau boys basketball coach Scott Nelke took advantage of a chance to go â€śhomeâ€ť as he took the Pocola Indians coaching job to be at his alma mater.
So, when the spot for Nelkeâ€™s spot opened up, Todd Hackler had a chance to do likewise â€” go â€śhome.â€ť And he will as he was hired this month to be Nelkeâ€™s replacement.
â€śI played here at Poteau,â€ť said Hackler, who was on the 1996 LeFlore County champion Pirate team. â€śI played [Class] 4A basketball, and I always wanted to coach it. Itâ€™s stronger competition and tougher teams.â€ť