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Open Jobs/Filled Jobs 2020-2021


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This thread will be used for tracking all open coaching jobs, and all of those jobs as they are filled. If anyone has information on a new job coming open, any updates on an ongoing coaching search, or finds out a job has been filled, please feel free to start a new thread on the opening/filled position. If there is a thread already out there, don't hesitate to add your info. We're all glad to hear it.

I will link the thread for each open/filled job to streamline your searching.


OPEN:

1.) Ballard Memorial - FILLED
2.) Barren County - FILLED
3.) Berea - FILLED
4.) Bracken County - FILLED
5.) Butler - FILLED
6.) Christian County - FILLED
7.) Crittenden County - FILLED
8.) Danville - FILLED
9.) East Ridge - FILLED
10.) Eastern - FILLED
11.) Edmonson County - FILLED
12.) Eminence - FILLED
13.) Evangel Christian - FILLED
14.) Fort Campbell
15.) George Rogers Clark - FILLED
16.) Green County - FILLED
17.) Harlan County - FILLED
18.) Highlands - FILLED
19.) Knox Central - FILLED
20.) Lynn Camp - FILLED
21.) Madison Central - FILLED
22.) Madisonville-North Hopkins - FILLED
23.) Mason County - FILLED
24.) Murray - FILLED
25.) Newport - FILLED
26.) North Oldham - FILLED
27.) Oldham County - FILLED
28.) Paducah Tilghman - FILLED
29.) Paintsville - FILLED
30.) Paris- FILLED
31.) Pike County Central - FILLED
32.) Shawnee - FILLED
33.) South Laurel - FILLED
34.) Trigg County - FILLED
35.) Trimble County - FILLED
36.) Trinity - FILLED
37.) Valley - FILLED
38.) W.E.B. DuBois Academy (New Program/Freshman Only) - FILLED
39.) Warren Central - FILLED
40.) Wayne County - FILLED
41.) Western - FILLED
42.) Whitley County - FILLED


FILLED:

1.) Ballard Memorial - LeToun Bledsoe
2.) Barren County - Tommy Muse (Interim)
3.) Berea - Frank Parks
4.) Bracken County - Simon Clouse
5.) Butler - Koby Clark
6.) Christian County - Rick Gehres
7.) Crittenden County - Gaige Courtney
8.) Danville - Mark Peach
9.) East Ridge - Donnie Burdine
10.) Eastern - Shawn Yohn
11.) Edmonson County - Ed Smart
12.) Eminence - Larry Montgomery
13.) Evangel Christian - DaMarcus Smith
14.) Fort Campbell - Charles Poole
15.) George Rogers Clark - Joe Chirico
16.) Green County - Colt Phelps
17.) Harlan County - Amos McCreary
18.) Highlands - Bob Sphire
19.) Knox Central - Travis McDaniel (Interim)
20.) Lynn Camp - Mark Huddleston
21.) Madison Central - Mike Holcomb
22.) Madisonville-North Hopkins - Chris Price
23.) Mason County - Joe Wynn
24.) Murray - Darren Bowling
25.) Newport - Brian Weinrich
26.) North Olham - Jamie Brown
27.) Oldham County - Ta’Shawn McBroom
28.) Paducah Tilghman - Sean Thompson
29.) Paintsville - Trevor Hoskins
30.) Paris - Tyquan Rice
31.) Pike County Central - Ronn Varney
32.) Shawnee - Vernon Gibson
33.) South Laurel - Jep Irwin
34.) Trigg County - Chris Ezell
35.) Trimble County - JP Dale
36.) Trinity - Jay Cobb
37.) Valley - Joe Stockton
38.) W.E.B. DuBois Academy - Jake Williams
39.) Warren Central - Mark Nelson
40.) Wayne County - Tyler Guffey
41.) Western - Jalen Harrington
42.) Whitley County - Zeke Eier

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I know it's early in the year but do you think with the Covid factor's that the list will be shorter this year?  Do you think coaches who might have moved on or encouraged to move on will get a pass from this past season?

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8 hours ago, BEChargers said:

I know it's early in the year but do you think with the Covid factor's that the list will be shorter this year?  Do you think coaches who might have moved on or encouraged to move on will get a pass from this past season?

I've got the feeling this year will be towards the bottom of the curve in terms of jobs that turn over. I started posting a sort of "mid-term report" six years ago about how many jobs had turned over by the mid-February. In that time, the average number of open jobs come mid-February has been 28. Lowest was 22 open jobs in 2018, and most was 42 in 2015. Job openings definitely are slowing down come that point in the year, usually a dozen or less that come open after mid-February.

With about a month left before the "mid-term report," I'm getting the feeling that we aren't terribly likely to see 13 more jobs come open by that time to get things up to the average. More years than not, there seems to be a job or two that sets some dominoes falling in terms of one head coach leaving for a different job, then another head coach replacing him, and another head coach replacing him...but we'll see what happens.

To your question about COVID, I do think that factors in. I think COVID more than likely has reduced the amount of whining and blaming losses on coaches with some people/school communities. I think it has probably impacted the way some coaches have approached looking at other jobs. Picking up and moving elsewhere is a little more complicated right now when you have to think more than what is "normal" about what job markets are like for spouses, what new schools will be like for kids...even stuff like, "Will my kids get to meet people and make new friends if folks are still in quarantine?" My best guess is, yeah, there are probably more people this year who decide to just sit tight for another year and see how things go.

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I forgot to do this on Sunday, but there haven't been any jobs that have opened up since, so:

 

February 14, 2015: 42 jobs in the state that had come open, and 24 of them had been filled already. State-wide there was a total of 54 jobs that turned over that year.

February 14, 2016: 24 jobs in the state that had come open, and 12 of them had been filled already. State-wide there was a total of 43 jobs that turned over that year.

February 14, 2017: 25 jobs that had come open, and 17 of them that had been filled already. State-wide there was a total of 40 jobs that turned over that year.

February 14, 2018: 22 jobs that had come open, and 10 of them that had been filled already. State-wide there was a total of 35 jobs that turned over that year.

February 14, 2019: 27 jobs that had come open, and 20 of them had been filled already. State-wide there was a total of 41 jobs that turned over that year.

February 14, 2020: 30 jobs that had come open, and 19 of them had been filled already. State-wide there was a total of 37 jobs that turned over last year.

February 14, 2021: 23 jobs have come open, and 13 of them have been filled already.

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Paris & Harlan County are open. Best wishes to Coach Washington and Coach Creech.

I look for more coaches to hang it up the next couple seasons. Coaching a season through Covid is like 3 seasons. 

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On 6/3/2021 at 2:10 PM, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

Looks like Bracken County wins the booby prize this year for being the last team still on the hunt for a new head coach.

Bracken's new-hire today (should) wrap up the coaching changes for the season. 38 turnovers total around the state this year, if you include the new job at WEB DuBois. That's one more than last year.

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