For all intents and purposes, the high school basketball coaching roundabout started when the head coach at Greene County Tech in Paragould, Arkansas, left for another job.
After one season at the helm of the Webb City Cardinals, former Southwest Baptist head coach Jeff Guiot recently left for Greene County.

For all intents and purposes, the high school basketball coaching roundabout started when the head coach at Greene County Tech in Paragould, Arkansas, left for another job.
After one season at the helm of the Webb City Cardinals, former Southwest Baptist head coach Jeff Guiot recently left for Greene County.
Giuot's departure left a vacancy in Webb City and that vacancy will be filled by Jason Horn, who resigned Monday night after four seasons on the Neosho sideline. Horn departs for one of Neosho's traditional rivals in the Southwest and Central Ozark conferences.
"I've enjoyed my 4 years at Neosho and I'm proud of what our staff was able to accomplish," Horn said by email Tuesday night. "It was a tough decision to leave this team behind. This was my first group of junior high kids to come up through the system and there is no question in my mind that this will be one of the best teams to come through the program in quite some time.
"I think the program is headed in the right direction. Coming in the program lacked stability, structure and commitment. There were very few opportunities for our youth to play basketball and we were able to establish the Neosho Youth Basketball Association and Neosho Basketball Skills Academy to address that situation. The kids at the high school level have begun to close the gap with some of the better teams in the area and compete at a higher level in general."
In the end, Horn felt like he had to make the best decision for himself and his family.
"Webb City is a great opportunity for my family," he said. "They have some of the best athletic facilities in the state and a strong tradition of excellence in academics and athletics."
Horn also mentioned that his wife works at Freeman in Joplin, another reason that factored in his decision.
Guiot coached one season in Webb City and the Cardinals posted a 21-7 overall record and a Class 4, District 12 championship. Webb City's season ended with a 73-57 loss to Glendale at sectionals.
Horn's top assistant, Tony Branscum, now inherits the reins of the Neosho basketball program. The Wildcats are currently hosting their area summer league.
"The program is in good hands with Coach Branscum," Horn said, "I think he is going to show the area coaches and fans that he is one of the best young up and coming coaches in the four-states."
Over Horn's four seasons, Neosho totaled a 24-83 record, highlighted by back-to-back nine win campaigns the last two seasons.
Horn coached six seasons at Southwest before taking Neosho's job in 2012 and he posted a 94-62 overall record for the Trojans, giving him the winningest record in school history. Southwest progressed from a 4-20 record his first season to four straight winning seasons, including a pair of 20-win seasons.
It was that ability to rebuild that Neosho banked on when it hired Horn.
The Wildcats took their lumps the first season under Horn, claiming only a 53-43 win over McDonald County on Homecoming for their only win during a 1-25 season. Darrian Guillory led the Wildcats with 20 points — 12 on made free throws — and Logan Stuart and Caden Hendricks added five and four, respectively.
"If you look at us Game 1 to now, we're a different team," Horn said after that 53-43 win. "At the first of the year, we had two plays we could run … now we have multiple sets we can run. There's only going to be good things down the road as they keep buying into this, but that's the key. They've got to keep putting in the work and decide that we're going to make basketball a big deal here."
That first Neosho varsity team featured six freshmen, three sophomores, one junior and one senior.
The Wildcats progressed to five wins in the second season. After that season, however, Guillory and Kaden Roy, players expected to have outstanding junior and senior seasons for the Wildcats, transferred to Joplin and Webb City, respectively, and finished their high school careers there.
That only shows the depth of the recently graduated senior class, who helped Neosho win 18 games over the past two seasons and become a more respected team in the COC Large.
Also, the incoming senior class of Coleman Scott, Connor Johnson, Ethan Siler and Bryce Murphy especially came on strong their junior seasons.