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    Open Job: Russellville

    John Meyers is stepping down per BG Daily News
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    Thats interesting.

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    Been in the works for a while. He will be at Glasgow next year in some capacity. Will be coaching.

    Russellville will have a difficult time finding a comparable replacement.

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    How is Russellville’s young talent? From this year and taking a look at next year it looks like it’s declining. But hopefully they get a good replacement.

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    Russellville was very young this year. Next season should show improvement. They need to get a coach in place soon though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bac2369 View Post
    How is Russellville’s young talent? From this year and taking a look at next year it looks like it’s declining. But hopefully they get a good replacement.
    8th grade team handled most people this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VF111 View Post
    8th grade team handled most people this year.
    I dont know that that is entirely accurate, but they have had 2 talented groups the last 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VF111 View Post
    8th grade team handled most people this year.
    Does the 7th and 8th run the same offense as the high school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bac2369 View Post
    Does the 7th and 8th run the same offense as the high school?
    No idea, never seen the HS play.

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    A little surprised at the lack of positive response and nearly apathetic response for Coach Meyers. In 13 years he had one losing record; his first year after they'd had, at least, four straight losing season under long time Coach Bob Nelson. Meyers had a 6-6 in 2011 and every other season was a winning season. Russellville has compiled a 118-57 record under this man. That's impressive in this state. Just taking a cursory look at other schools records in the same period...Only Beechwood, Belfry, Bell County, Bowling Green, Boyle County, Danville, Highlands, Mayfield, Russell, Scott County, St. X and Trinity stand out with winning percentages above his tenure. There are a few others that are very close; but that's pretty good company. Congrats on a FANTASTIC run, Coach Meyers.

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    ^ Whats impressive is they where in 3A a few years back. Hope to see them continue there success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bac2369 View Post
    ^ Whats impressive is they where in 3A a few years back. Hope to see them continue there success.
    Yes and they won their district all 4 years they were in 3A with 1A enrollment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch43 View Post
    A little surprised at the lack of positive response and nearly apathetic response for Coach Meyers. In 13 years he had one losing record; his first year after they'd had, at least, four straight losing season under long time Coach Bob Nelson. Meyers had a 6-6 in 2011 and every other season was a winning season. Russellville has compiled a 118-57 record under this man. That's impressive in this state. Just taking a cursory look at other schools records in the same period...Only Beechwood, Belfry, Bell County, Bowling Green, Boyle County, Danville, Highlands, Mayfield, Russell, Scott County, St. X and Trinity stand out with winning percentages above his tenure. There are a few others that are very close; but that's pretty good company. Congrats on a FANTASTIC run, Coach Meyers.
    Here are at LEAST five other programs above the .680 winning percentage since 2005:

    LAST 13 SEASONS (2005-2017):

    Johnson Central: 138-31
    John Hardin: 136-38
    Male: 128-41
    DeSales: 128-56
    Lexington Catholic: 127-51

    (I'm sure I missed some others)

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    No question about John Meyer’s positive results at Russellville. He was a coach that I said his school should do whatever is needed to keep him.
    The circumstances precluded that. His wife teaches in Glasgow and his children attend school in Glasgow. Coach Meyers took the talent at Russellville and won. The Tilghman - Russellville Region 1 Championship was one of the best ever played at Rhea Stadium.
    I think the somewhat muted response is due to the fact that this strictly was a family related decision and everyone near the situation knows the coach made the right decision.

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    Coach Barrett

    The 'long time' Coach I meant to reference was Coach Ken Barrett. Coach Nelson was Russellville's HFC, I think for six years after Coach Barrett. My apologies to both.

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