When home came calling, David Joyce had to answer.

The Doherty football coach, who led the Spartans to one of the greatest seasons in recent program history, is heading back to Arkansas.

On Tuesday, Joyce, a graduate of Arkansas, was hired to be the head coach at Mountain Home High School in Mountain Home, Ark. Joyce’s hiring was first reported by the Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home.

With two kids and another on the way, Joyce will take the family back to Arkansas so the kids can grow up around their grandparents.

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