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Girls Coach of the Year: Hunsucker Leads Lady Red’Dog Resurgence

Posted: March 30, 2014 at 12:43 p.m.

Heather Hunsucker of Springdale is the All-NWA Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.

SPRINGDALE — Heather Hunsucker keeps her three basketball state championship rings stowed in a jewelry box at her home.

All-NWA Media Girls Coach Of The Year

Heather Hunsucker

School: Springdale High

Record: 28-54 (3 years)

2013-14 Record: 16-11

2013-14 Conference: 9-5 (t-3rd)

2013-14 Postseason: 7A state quarterfinals

Notable: Led Springdale to its first playoff win since 2003 in a 60-50 first-round win against Fort Smith Southside. … Molded team with four sophomores among top five scorers to win eight of final 11 games, including six-game conference winning streak, program’s longest since 2002. … Springdale beat every team in the conference at least once. … Won a state championship in 1999 as a player at Fort Smith Northside. Won two state titles in five years as an assistant at Fayetteville.

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