Camdenton football faithful will see coach Bob Shore at Friday night games this fall, even though he retired. The coaching legend's son Jeff officially accepted the job as the head coach of the Lakers, so Shore the elder plans to stick around to watch his son coach.
On Tuesday afternoon, Camdenton High School Director of Athletics Jeff Whitney confirmed that the school district offered Jeff Shore the head football coaching position, and that Shore accepted.
Shore served as an assistant to his hall-of-fame father for the last 15 years. Before the 2010 season, he took over as defensive coordinator due to longtime coordinator Mike Silverwood's retirement.
Jeff Shore facts
• holds a bachelor of science from Missouri State University and a masters degree in administration from William Woods University
• 17 total years of teaching (15 at Camdenton, 2 in Branson)
• teaches physical education at Hawthorn and Dogwood elementary schools
• played college football at Arkansas and at the former Southwest Missouri State
• played quarterback for Camdenton's state championship football team in 1986
• holds state record for consecutive completions with 28, a record set over the course of three games in 1987
• holds state record for completion percentage (117-of-149 for 78.5 percent), also set in 1987