Farrar excited about move to Eureka Springs

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Kyle Farrar (center) is the new girls basketball coach at Eureka Springs High School after spending the past 14 seasons coaching the Green Forest Lady Tigers.

Brian Rambo and Kyle Farrar first became acquainted as high school basketball rivals more than 30 years ago.

They renewed their acquaintance after both became successful coaches in Carroll County — Rambo as the head boys coach and athletic director at Eureka Springs High School and Farrar as the head girls coach at Green Forest.

Now, they’ll get a chance to work together as Farrar has been named the head girls coach at Eureka Springs. The Eureka Springs School Board voted to hire Farrar at its most recent meeting, on Monday, July 12.

“Brian and I have known each other since high school,” Farrar said. “He graduated from Booneville. I went to Mansfield. We were in the same conference, so we’ve known each other forever. And he’s jokingly, every time they’ve had an opening, he calls me and says, are you coming over here?”

This time, the timing was right for Farrar to make a move. He’ll replace Ryan Sanchez, who coached the Lady Highlanders for three seasons. Sanchez, who guided the Lady Highlanders to their first state tournament appearance in 11 years in 2020, recently accepted a coaching job in the Rogers School District.

Farrar coached Green Forest for 14 seasons, highlighted by an appearance in the 2012 Class 3A state championship game. Rambo said Eureka Springs is thrilled to get a coach of Farrar’s caliber.

“He’s just a guy that you can always bounce things off of,” Rambo said. “It’s going to be great for me and for him, too, to have that great working relationship. We’re both excited to get in there and get started.”

Farrar’s daughter Katie, who was Green Forest’s leading rebounder last season, will transfer to Eureka Springs. Speaking by telephone last week, Farrar said he was planning to meet his new team later that night.

“We’re going to have a meet and greet and talk about some things and just get things moving in the right direction,” he said. “The school is really good. The facilities are topnotch. The people over there that I know are really good friends. I couldn’t be happier.”

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