From Ozark Radio News:

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Ozark Radio News has learned that West Plains High School football coach Steve Ary will not be returning for the 2019-2020 season.

Ary told Ozark Radio News that he has accepted an assistant coach position at Harrison High School in Harrison, Ark. He’ll be coaching the Goblins under Joel Wells, who previously coached at Nixa and Springfield-Kickapoo.

Ary says he hates to leave, but he feels that the move is the best for him and his career.

The culmination of Ary’s tenure as head football coach happened as he helped lead the Zizzers to their first Ozark Conference title, turning a team around that constantly ranked low or last in the Ozark Conference.