Dickson County High School graduate Walt Bell has been named the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Bell leaves the University of North Carolina after two years as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator. Former Tarheels Assistant Coach Blake Anderson was named the Red Wolves new head coach Dec. 19 and Bell announced he would be joining him. Prior to North Carolina, Bell was a wide receivers coach at Southern Miss and went with Larry Fedora when he went to Chapel Hill. The Tarheels beat Cincinnati 39-17 in the Belk Bowl Saturday while the Red Wolves face Ball State in the Go Daddy Bowl in Mobile, Ala., at 8 pm Sunday on ESPN. An All-District football and baseball player for the Cougars where he was quarterback and batted .431 as a senior, Bell was a defensive back, wide receiver, special teams player and holder for kicks at Middle Tennessee State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration in 2005 and master’s degree in sports management in 2006 at MTSU. He served as a graduate assistant at Memphis, then quality control coach at Oklahoma State before joining the staff at Southern Miss. According to reports, the 29-year-old Bell will earn $225,000 on the Red Wolves staff. Bell is the son of Jane and the late Dr. Walter Bell III.