Rick Fires is a reporter and columnist for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Area Coaches Support Dykes' Hiring At Arkansas
STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER • @NWASAMANTHA Jimmy Dykes speaks after being introduced Sunday as the eighth Arkansas women's head basketball coach at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Dykes left his job as an analyst for ESPN for the position. Dykes coached at Arkansas, Sacramento State, Appalachian State, Kentucky and Arkansas-Little Rock, and Oklahoma State.
Jimmy Dykes hasn't coached a game yet at Arkansas, but he's already won the support of a group that will be imperative to his success -- the high school basketball coaches.
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