The White Hall School Board has voted to name former Arkansas Razorback quarterback Ryan Mallett as their next head football coach.
Mallett is a former collegiate and NFL quarterback who signed to play for Michigan out of high school before transferring to Arkansas for his sophomore season to lead the Razorbacks’ in 2009-10. In those seasons, the five-star commit out of Texarkana, Texas led the Hogs a (18-8) overall record, a Liberty Bowl win over East Carolina, and a Sugar Bowl appearance against No. 6 Ohio State in 2010.
He was selected 74th overall (third round) by the New England Patriots in the 2011 NFL draft. He then spent six years in the NFL with stints with the Patriots, Houston Texans, and Baltimore Ravens.
Mallett was hired as Offensive Coordinator at Mountain Home in April 2020, and helped the Bombers to end a 23-game losing streak with back-to-back wins over Nettleton and Batesville during the 2021 season, eventually finishing with a 4-8 record.
The Bombers defeated Sylvan Hills in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs before losing in round two to the Class 6A state runner up Greenwood Bulldogs with the help of Mallett.
Mallett will take over as head coach following Deltaplex Dream Team Coach of the Year Bobby Bolding, who led the Bulldogs to a Class 5A state runner up finish in 2021.