Meet Ryan and Roderick Stinson; a dynamic duo. The brothers are gentlemen, family-oriented, religious, and hard working men. Their father is an accomplished coach, and their mother is one of their greatest cheerleaders. Both parents are retired educators.

The Stinson brothers are proud native sons who made the choice to stay in their home town — Pine Bluff, Arkansas. History has been made: two African-American brothers are head coaches at their alma mater, Pine Bluff High School, baseball and football respectively.

They have wonderful wives and talented, well mannered children. The brothers are not just coaches, they mold character in the young men and women they teach and coach.

Best wishes for successful careers in teaching and coaching. Continue to inspire young men and women to achieve their goals in life.

Roderick O. Stinson Sr.

Roderick O. Stinson Sr. graduated from Pine Bluff High School. He was a member of P.B.H.S. 1993, 94, 95 Championship Football Teams. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and was a member of the Razorbacks Football Team.

For 15 years, he worked at Pine Bluff School District and one year at Little Rock School District. He served as Head Football Coach at Hall High School and was recently named head football coach at P.B.H.S. He is married to Tykishia Stinson and is father to Roderick Jr. and Jordyn.

Ryan O. Stinson

Ryan O. Stinson graduated from Pine Bluff High School. He was a member of P.B.H.S. Basketball Team and Baseball Team. He earned an associate degree from Connors Junior College at Oklahoma and was a member of the baseball team. He graduated with a degree in Business from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and played semi-pro ball with the Locomotive Team in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

For 14 years he has been employed with Pine Bluff School District serving as coach for wide receivers on the Zebra Football Team and Head Zebra Baseball Coach.

He is married to Kierra Stinson and is the father to Ashaunti and Alyndria.

— Irene Holcomb is a Pine Bluff City Council alderwoman emerita.