Tommy Tice named Farmington head football coach

Farmington has named Tommy Tice as their next head football coach. The school district made the announcement in the following press release:

The Farmington School District is thrilled to introduce Coach Tommy Tice as the new head coach for the Cardinals. With an illustrious 42-year coaching career, Coach Tice brings a wealth of experience and a remarkable track record of success to Farmington’s football program, making him a standout choice for this role.

He has secured an impressive 289 career wins, making him the third-winningest all-time football coach in Arkansas. He has coached his team into the playoffs 19 times. In 1999, he led Harrison to the school’s only state championship. He has also coached in a state-record 453 games. 

Coach Tice’s career began at his alma mater, Huntsville High School. He served there twice as head coach and athletic director for 13 years. The other 29 years of his 42 years as a head coach were spent at Harrison. Coach Tice is a member of six different halls of fame, has been selected coach of the year 15 times, won 16 conference titles, and has guided teams to the state semi-final round 6 times. 

“We are truly grateful for this opportunity,” expressed Coach Tice. “This unexpected turn of events, guided by our faith, has led us to the Farmington area and the Farmington School District. We are thrilled to be Cardinals and are committed to maintaining a top-tier program that continues to bring pride and success to Farmington.”

Coach Tice has been married to his wife, JoAnn, for 38 years. They have three children and six grandchildren.

“Coach Tice joins us with a distinguished and successful career in Arkansas high school football,” said Superintendent Jon Laffoon. “We are excited about the future of our football program and the numerous positive benefits his experience will bring to our district.”

The Farmington School District is confident that Coach Tice’s dedication to developing student-athletes will significantly benefit the Cardinal program. He will meet with the football team tomorrow to start this exciting journey.