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PPSD Announces New Head Football Coach Schoolar



Pearl Public School District Announces New Head Football Coach Schoolar


PEARL, MS – On Wednesday, December 20, 2023, the Pearl Public School District held a press conference to announce the selection of Patrick Schoolar as the new Pearl High School Head Football Coach, beginning in the 2024-2025 school year.


With an impressive 20-year coaching career, Schoolar brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record to the Pearl community. Patrick Schoolar's coaching journey includes serving as an assistant coach at Noxapater, Aberdeen, and Amory; and as the head coach at Hatley and, for the last eight years, Neshoba Central. Among his career highlights, Schoolar cherishes leading Hatley, his alma mater, to its first-ever playoff appearance, while some of his proudest moments include being part of the coaching staff when Aberdeen had two State Championship appearances and achieving North half appearances at Neshoba Central.


A graduate of Hatley High School and Delta State University, Schoolar has been married to Mary Leigh Schoolar for 14 years. They have two children, Piper (13) and Talan (10).


Schoolar says, "I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to work for the Pearl Public School District and to lead the football program. I believe this is one of the best districts to work in! The rich history and support are hard to match anywhere across the state."