Eagle Point High School girls basketball will have a new coach come this season.
Paul Bell, of Kilgore, Texas, has accepted the position.
Bell and his wife have been looking for an opportunity in Oregon, preferably southern Oregon. Bell’s wife is from Gold Hill and they have made numerous trips to the area, hoping one day to make this area their home. Bell’s have a 13-year-old son.
Bell was born in Section, Alabama. He played all four sports in high school and had a football scholarship to the University of Auburn but was injured. He graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. where he was a four-year All American. And it was in Tennessee that he met his wife.
Bell has been coaching for 12 years. Prior to Kilgore High, Bell coached at Tunnel Hill, Ga.., just outside Atlanta.
Kilgore’s student body is just over 1,000 students. Bell’s record in 09-10 was 26-7 overall and in league play it was 13-10 as girls coach.
Bell expects to be in the area by July 1.