HELENA -- A familiar face is set to be in charge of the Helena Capital girls track and field program.
On Tuesday, Helena Capital principal Brett Zanto and Helena activities director Tim McMahon announced the hiring of Matt Reyant as the new Capital girls track coach. Reyant replaces Dick McMahon, who recently stepped down from the position.
The hiring is pending school board approval.
Reyant is a 2009 graduate of Helena Capital who guided the Bruins to the 2008 Class AA state football championship from the quarterback position, the third consecutive State AA title for the Bruins. He then played college football at MSU-Northern, playing both quarterback and defensive back for the Lights.
A teacher at Capital High, Reyant has served as an assistant coach for the Bruins' football team, girls basketball team and track program. He will remain on the football and girls basketball staffs while assuming the head coaching duties for the Capital girls track program this spring.
He has served as an assistant with the Capital track program for the past seven years.
"Coach Reyant has been a strong supporter of all programs at Capital High, spending many hours coaching student-athletes," read the release from Zanto and Tim McMahon. "The Helena Public Schools are excited to have him assume the leadership of the girls track program and continue the strong traditions it has had for many years."