Pocola Indians get alums as new coaches for football, boys basketball

COMING HOME — Jason Prescott, left, and Shane Amos, both Pocola High School graduates, stand in front of past Pocola Indians football team photographs. Prescott, who has been an assistant coach the last six years at Poteau, is the new Pocola football coach, while Amos, who has spent the last three seasons at Arkoma, will be an assistant football coach and head boys basketball coach. PDN photo by David Seeley
David Seeley
Sports Editor

It’s hard for coaches to turn down chances to coach at their alma mater. Just ask Jason Prescott and Shane Amos. Prescott, who has been an assistant football coach for the Poteau Pirates, was hired as the new Pocola High School football coach last week, replacing Rick Lang who went to Blackwell. Amos, who spent the last three seasons coaching the Arkoma High School fast-pitch softball and high school boys basketball teams, returns to his stomping grounds to be both an assistant coach for Prescott in football and will be the high school boys basketball coach.