Three years as an assistant coach at St. Mary’s-Colgan middle and high school helped prepare former Iolan Clint Heffern for a head coaching position.
On Monday, Fort Scott High School announced Heffern would be taking over its boys basketball program next season. Heffern said he had learned of the position near the end of last year, and was immediately intrigued by the prestige built by previous coach, Jeff DeLaTorre.
“I’m extremely excited, and I have to keep pinching myself because it doesn’t seem real,” Heffern said. “To be having this opportunity at such a great place like Fort Scott, that has built such a great reputation and has tradition… I’m just extremely excited.”