Former Lamar head football coach Scott Bailey hired at Jefferson City

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LAMAR, Mo. — Former Lamar High School head football coach Scott Bailey has finally found a new home.

It was reported Tuesday evening that Bailey has been hired as the Jefferson City Jays new head coach, making the jump from Class 2 with Lamar to Class 6 with Jefferson City. Bailey replaces Jays Terry Walker who stepped down last week.

Bailey spent 14 seasons with the Tigers where he won seven consecutive state championships and coached Lamar to 151 wins. He said he was flooded with text messages, especially from former players letting Bailey know the impact he had on them. 

“I don’t know that there’s anything you can put into a paycheck that feels better,” Bailey said, “That makes you feel more worthwhile than hearing former players contact you and say those things. And so if I had one final comment it’s I’m leaving Lamar and heading to Jeff City with a whole lot of Lamar and a whole lot of Barton County going with me.”

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