A man with a wealth of experience at the college and high school levels of sports will be the new athletic director for the Fort Smith Public Schools.
Michael Beaumont comes to the district from the University of Tennessee, where he is the director of Basketball Operations.
“I am very excited to be part of the Fort Smith Schools program, which is so rich in history, pride, and tradition,” Beaumont said on Monday. “I know the district has excellent teachers, leaders, and coaches. I feel truly humbled and blessed to join the Fort Smith team.”
Prior to his work at Tennessee, Beaumont was the director of Football Operations under Houston Nutt at Ole Miss from 2008-2012, after serving in similar responsibilities at the University of Arkansas. At Arkansas, he served as the academic counselor for the football team. Beaumont also served as the liaison between the faculty and the athletic department. He assisted in the management of tutors, mentors and learning specialist for his student-athletes with zero academic casualties.