LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Little Rock School District (LRSD) announced Monday its decision to hire Brad Bolding as the head football coach for Parkview High School.
Bolding has been out of coaching for the past two football seasons, and has served as an analyst on our Fox 16 sports segments.
Bolding is the former head football coach at North Little Rock High School, where he coached from 2007-2015. Bolding previously worked at Mayflower, Rogers, Greenwood and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Bolding was terminated from the North Little Rock School District in early 2015 after a termination recommendation to the school board from Superintendent Kelly Rodgers.
LRSD terminated Bolding under the Teacher Fair Dismissal Act, and cited various reasons behind the decision to include violations involving equipment, personal Facebook posts and playing an ineligible athlete.
“This was a matter of an employee violating clearly set policies and procedures for financial reporting for our district and athlete recruitment set by the Arkansas Activities Association. These violations warranted his termination,” Rodgers said at the time.
In April 2015, Bolding sued the North Little Rock School District over multiple flaws in how and why he was terminated, but he did not end up getting his job back.
In an interview, the North Little Rock School Board President Scott Miller described Bolding as “an admired coach and mentor” and he noted that the decision to terminate Bolding “may be upsetting to some of our parents and students.”
Bolding will now have a chance to be “an admired coach and mentor” to the students and athletes at Parkview High School.