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FARMINGTON -- Former Farmington girls basketball coach, now athletic director, Brad Blew has been elected to the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

"It's pretty nice," Blew said of the honor. "I coached 23 years. Farmington has been a very, good place. I'm so blessed and fortunate to be a part of this school district. I know this place is always home for me. Me and my family we have been treated so well here."

Blue arrived at Farmington fresh out of college and went to work building the girls basketball program. He coached girls basketball at Farmington from 1986 to 2009 and led the Lady Cardinals to the 2004 State 3A championship. He accumulated more than 450 career wins and coached two State Runner-up teams, reaching the state semifinals on eight occasions.

Blew became Farmington athletic director in 2006, a post he still holds today. He has supervised the construction of Cardinal Arena that opened three years ago in January 2015, and is currently involved in overseeing the new football stadium, track and field facilities and soccer field construction.

"When I first came here we were a Class A school, now we're a 5A school," Blew said. "It's been awesome to watch district grow and be a part of that."

Arkansas Activities Association Director Derek Walter made the announcement Friday. The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place Friday, July 13, at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Several of Blew's players went on to play women's college basketball, including Jessica Carter-McCullough, who played Division I at Mississippi State. She held the individual scoring record for most points in a game at Farmington with 47 until Matthew Wilson broke that in 2017.

Sports on 01/31/2018

Print Headline: Blew Elected To Coaches Hall Of Fame

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