Lady Cyclones


For Immediate Release

April 4, 2022

The Russellville School District Names New Girls Basketball Coach

Russellville, Arkansas - The Russellville School District Board of Education is pleased to announce that they have selected  Mr. Will Stewart as the next Head Basketball Coach for the Lady Cyclones.  Mr. Stewart has been employed with the Norfork School District  for the past five years where he has led his team to victory as the 2022 Conference, District, and State Champions.  He has been named 1a2 Conference Coach of the Year on two occasions and comes to RSD with an extensive coaching background that has prepared him for his new role as head basketball coach at RHS. He has made multiple appearances in conference, district, and state tournaments over the last several years, taking home the State Championship title in 2022 and State Runner Up in 2021.

Coach Stewart has also gained much experience serving in other coaching and leadership positions.  He is student focused with a drive to develop successful, responsible young adults with the ability to motivate athletes and encourage teamwork. Mr. Stewart is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University and is looking forward to returning to the River Valley. 

 Russellville School District Athletic Director Johnny Johnson stated, “Coach Stewart brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience to our program. Coach Stewart’s passion and enthusiasm for the game is contagious and our student-athletes are fortunate to have him as their head coach.”