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Former Lamar football coach Scott Bailey named Jefferson City High School head coach

Springfield News-Leader (Missouri) logo Springfield News-Leader (Missouri) 6/10/2020 Wyatt D. Wheeler, Springfield News-Leader
Lamar coach Scott Bailey will lead the Tigers today as they play for their fourth consecutive Class 2 state football championship. © News-Leader file photo Lamar coach Scott Bailey will lead the Tigers today as they play for their fourth consecutive Class 2 state football championship.

One of the most dominant head high school football coaches in the state's history is taking over the Jefferson City program.

Former Lamar head coach Scott Bailey has been hired as Jefferson City's next head football coach, according to a release from the Jefferson City School District. He will also teach strength and conditioning at the school. 

Bailey was the head coach of the Lamar football program that won seven consecutive state championships. He was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

More: Former MSU captain, Lamar High star Jared Beshore named Tigers' head football coach

"We are excited to welcome COach Bailey as the new Jays head football coach," Jefferson City High School Activities Director Chad Rizner said in a release. "His accomplishments at Lamar are impressive. Building a program that won seven consecutive state titles shows that he has the ability to attract and keep kids in the program and then coach them to perform at a very high level."

Bailey stepped down as Lamar's head coach in December after coaching the Tigers for 14 seasons and compiling a 151-41 record. He was replaced by former Missouri State captain and Lamar standout Jared Beshore in March. 

Wyatt D. Wheeler is a reporter and columnist with the Springfield News-Leader. You can contact him at 417-371-6987, by email at wwheeler@news-leader.com or join the conversation on Twitter where his handle is @WyattWheeler_NL

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