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Panama girls have new basketball coach

July 1, 2014

WELCOME ABOARD, COACH — New Panama girls basketball coach Billy Leaptrot, back center, is in the huddle with his new team as assistant coach Wes Tackett, back left, talking to the Lady Razorbacks between their final set of 2014 LeFlore County Girls Summer Basketball League games last Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. Leaptrot got to see the majority of his new players for the first time during last Tuesday’s games. PDN photo by David Seeley

Billy Leaptrot will now get his chance to live out his dream — coaching.
Leaptrot will be the new Panama Lady Razorbacks basketball coach, taking over for Dennis Wright who became the girls coach at Sallisaw-Central High School.
“I just graduated in May from UAFS [the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith], so this will be my first coaching job,” Leaptrot said Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse on his first day to see his new team. “I’m ready to hit the ground running.”

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