Van Buren made it official Tuesday evening by approving the hire of former Arkansas Razorback captain and offensive coordinator for Bentonville West.
"He's a high-energy guy," said Dr. Harold Jeffcoat at the conclusion of the board meeting. "His offensive style is something the community can get excited about. He can make a significant contribution to our school system. With all the changes with the program over the past few years we felt it has been adrift, but with bringing in Casey Dick, the tide is changing. We're looking forward to the future and can't wait to see our first game."
Dick becomes the seventh head coach for the Pointers in 22 years and since Van Buren won the Class 4A state title in 1996. The Pointers has just two winnings seasons in that span and one winning conference record.  
"He's a young guy and has had great success as an offensive coordinator and has moved up in the coaching ranks fairly quickly, so there's no doubt he's a dynamic coach," Jeffcoat said.
Dick returned to Arkansas back in 2014 as an assistant at Rogers Lakeside and moved to Bentonville West in 2016.
He played quarterback for both Houston Nutt and Bobby Petrino during the 2005-08 seasons.
In his only season as a starter in high school at Allen, Texas, Dick threw for over 2,300 yards and 22 touchdowns.
He was part of the recruiting class which included Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, and Dick even shared the sidelines with Van Buren's Clarke Moore.
Dick began as a back-up to Robert Johnson in 2005, but became the starter by the end of the season. He was sidelined his sophomore year due to an injury, but came back after Mitch Mustain was benched. Dick led Arkansas to the SEC Championship Game against then No. 4 Florida. In 2007, he was part of the three overtime upset in Baton Rouge of LSU, the No. 1 and eventual national champion.
He was undrafted by the NFL, but had a plan to be a coach.
Dick was the quarterback coach and co-offensive coordinator at Byron Nelson High School, five miles west of Southlake, Texas. Four years later, Dick was back in Northwest Arkansas.
He was later hired by Bryan Pratt, Bentonville West head coach, to be offensive coordinator and to coach quarterbacks.
Last season, the Wolverines finished 9-2 after a 9-0 start and ended the season with a 48-40 loss to Conway. Bentonville West finished with 5,067 yards of offense with Will Jarrett throwing for 3,472 yards and 33 touchdowns.