Gary Risher of Forest is a recent addition to the football coaches' staff at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced head coach Ken Karcher.

Risher is serving as an offensive assistant.

His coaching career spans approximately 40 years on the high school level and includes a Little Dixie Conference title in 1970 during his inaugural season as head coach of the Forest High School Bearcats.

Risher received Coach of the Year honors following the championship season.

Risher also served on coaching staffs for the Mississippi Public High School All-Star Football Games and Mississippi Private High School All-Star Football Games.

Risher attended East Central Community College from 1960-62.