|Longing named coach at CHS|
|Wednesday, 12 April 2017|
Conway Public Schools has named Brian “Salty” Longing as its new high school boys basketball coach.
Longing has been the assistant coach for the Wampus Cats for the last 16 years. His record includes a state championship in 2010, state runner-up in 2008, three conference championships and 255 wins.
Conway Athletic Director Steve Daniels said Longing will lead the Wampus Cats to more than just victories. “Coach Salty Longing brings a true commitment to the Conway High Boys Basketball Program,” said Daniels. “His integrity, knowledge of the game and love for the Wampus Cats will serve him well in his new role as our head coach.”
Longing, a native of Conway, is a proud alumni of Conway High School, where he played for the Cats during his school days. He went on to play at Hendrix College, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in history. He coached at Conway Junior High School and Bob Courtway Middle School before becoming the Conway High assistant coach in 2000. He currently teaches world history, American history and government at CHS.
The head coaching job is a capstone moment for Longing. “I am humbled and excited about getting to lead the Wampus Cat basketball program,” said Longing. “I grew up watching the Cats win championships in the mid-70s, played in the 80s, started coaching in the 90s, and now it has come full circle. I look forward to continuing the awesome Conway Wampus Cat Basketball tradition.”