(MENA) The University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain Bucks will be embarking on a new direction of starting new athletic teams.
Two of those teams will be playing Soccer and the drive and desire of its head coach is apparent, as Brian Byrd is scouring the earth in finding quality student athletes willing to come to Mena.
Byrd is ready to compete right out of the gate, with some very outstanding players from around the world and expects the Bucks to fare well in its inaugural season, later this year.
The Bucks will play their home matches at Bearcat Stadium this season, before moving to its own soccer stadium, next to Aubrey Tapley Park in the North end of Mena.
One area that helps Byrd attract those student athletes is the recent commitment of the university of constructing new student housing buildings, that will be located behind the Ouachita Center on the Mena campus.
Byrd has a pretty good blend of local talent on his teams, as well as players from afar.
Byrd looks forward to that first match and with his fiery competitive spirit, appears to be the right person for the job in starting a brand new sport on campus.