Brian "Salty" Longing, the assistant boys basketball coach the last 16 years, is the new boys basketball coach at Conway High.

"Coach Salty Longing brings a true commitment to the Conway High boys basketball program," says Daniels.  "His integrity, knowledge of the game, and love for the Wampus Cats will serve him well in his new role as our head coach."

Longing has been part of Conway basketball since his playing days for the Wampus Cats, when he was a standout guard for Joe Graham. He later played for Cliff Garrison at Hendrix while earning a degree in history.

He served as an assistant to James Bates and Willis Johnson at Conway. During that time, he was a part of a state 7A championship in 2010, a runner-up in 2008, three conference championship and 255 wins.

He previous coached at Conway Junior High School and Bob Courtway Middle School 

"I am humbled and excited about getting to lead the Wampus Cat Basketball program," Longing said.  "I grew up watching the Cats win championships in the mid-70’s, played in the 80’s, started coaching in the 90’s, and now it has come full circle.  I look forward to continuing the awesome Conway Wampus Cat basketball tradition."