Derek is in his fifth season with the Red Dogs and serves as the Defensive Line Coach.
Derek graduated from Southside High School in Fort Smith where he was a 3 Year Letterman in both Football and Track, was twice
selected as All State, won the 2002 AAAAA Football State Championship, and was the Outstanding Lineman MVP for the 2003 AAA
All-Star game. Following his high school career, Derek went on to play college football and was a 2004 Letterman at the University of
Following his playing career he began his coaching career at the University of Arkansas as a Student Assistant from 2005-2008. He then
was named Defensive Graduate Assistant at Arkansas for the 2008-2009 season. In 2009, he left the University of Arkansas to become
the Defensive Coordinator at Jacksonville High School. He then became the Defensive Coordinator at Arkadelphia High School from
2010-2013 where the Badgers won the 2012 7-4A Conference Championship.
Derek received his BSE in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas. Derek and his wife Erin have been married for 7 Years and have
one son, Ellis (1).
Nate Middleton begins his 9th year coaching. He is entering his 7th year with Springdale Bulldogs, working with the running backs.
Prior to coming to Springdale, Middleton spent two years in Natchitoches, LA at Natchitoches Central High School as the Passing Game
Coordinator/Wide Receivers coach. While there, he helped guide an offense that finished in the top 10 of several offensive categories in
the state of Louisiana. Coach Middleton has also produced at least one All-Conference selection in 7 of the last 8 years.
Middleton played collegiately at Mississippi College and Louisiana College. He lettered as a wide receiver and punt/kick returner at both
Nate is a graduate of West Monroe HS (LA). He was a 3 year letterman in football and baseball, and an All-District selection as a wide
Middleton and his wife Stephanie have been married 8 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Aubree (5) & Ellie Kate (3).
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Bartley Webb, a former Bulldog offensive lineman and Offensive Lineman at Notre Dame, begins his third season as an assistant coach
at Springdale High School.
Before returning to Springdale High, Webb spent 2 seasons as an Offensive Graduate Assistant at Penn State University. While in State
College, Webb was played a key role in the success of the Nittany Lion's Offensive Line. Undergoing unprecedented NCAA sanctions
and scholarship reductions, the Nittany Lions compiled an impressive 15-9 record during Webb's time with the program.
Before his time at Penn State, Webb spent 2 seasons as an Offensive Graduate Assistant at Middle Tennessee State University. During
his time at MTSU, the Blue Raiders appeared in the Go Daddy.com Bowl (2010) played in Mobile, Alabama. In 2010, Webb's work with
the Offensive Line helped the Blue Raiders' RB Phillip Tanner rush for a career-best 928 yards on 160 attempts to go with a team-high 13
Webb, a highly recruited high school player, signed with the University of Notre Dame. He redshirted in 2006 and then saw action during
the 2007 season before suffering a career-ending shoulder injury. Webb remained on scholarship and served as a student coach during
the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
Webb is from Springdale, Ark., where he led Springdale High School to a No. 2 national ranking and a perfect 14-0 record to capture the
5A state title in 2005. Coached by Gus Malzahn at Springdale, Webb received 5A West All-Conference honors in 2004, and 2005, and
All-American honors in 2005.
Webb earned his degree from Notre Dame in 2010, and a Master in Sports Management from Middle Tennessee State. Bartley is
married to the former Megan Herzing of DuBois, PA. They have 1 son, Jackson.
Mark graduated in 1979 from Jacksonville High School where he played wide receiver on the 1978 4A State Championship Team. He
went on to play college football at Ouachita Baptist University, playing wide receiver on the 1982 Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference
Championship Team. Mark graduated from OBU in 1983. While working on his masters in 1983-1985 at Southern Arkansas University,
Mark coached receivers.
In 1985 Mark was hired as head junior high football coach at Harrison Junior High School where they won the conference championship.
In 1986-1988 Mark was offensive coordinator at Harrison High School. In 1988, Mark was hired as offensive coordinator at Arkadelphia
High School and coached there for two years before accepting his first head high school football coaching job at Rison in 1990. During
his three years at Rison, the wildcats won back to back state championships ending Barton's nationally recognized winning streak. In
1993 Mark was hired as head football coach for the Ozark Hillbillies coaching there for two years before taking the Ashdown head football
job in1995. During his six years in Ashdown, the panthers won a conference championship in1998 and played in the state playoffs for the
first time in Ashdown's history, in 1998 and 2000. Mark became head football coach for the Newport Greyhounds in 2001, coaching the
Greyhounds in the state playoffs all four years while in Newport and winning conference championship in 2002. Mark accepted the head
football coaching job at his alma mater in 2005 at Jacksonville High School where he coached for 5 years. While in Jacksonville, the Red
Devils won a conference championship in 2006 and played in the state playoffs in 2005, 2006, and 2008, advancing to the 2nd round for
the first time since the '70's. In the 20 years as a head football coach, Mark has over 100 wins and coached twice in the Arkansas High
School Coaches Association All Star Football Game. Mark is married 32 years to wife, Perri. They have four children, two daughters,
Amanda, 28 and Alana, 24 and twin sons Will and Wyatt, 22.