New Coaches Announced for McCracken School
By Levi Holsapple
PADUCAH, KY - McCracken County High School officials announced today that Geno Miller, Tony Hayden and Larry Heflin were awarded coaches positions in McCracken County.
Geno Miller was awarded baseball coach at McCracken County High School. Miller has been a head coach for eleven years, spending the last six at Lone Oak High School. He has a career record of 307 wins and 120 losses as a head coach. That includes eight district championships, five regional championships and six state tournaments. Coach Miller led his team to TSSAA State Runner Up in 2004 and won the TSSAA state title in 2006.
Miller says "It's a huge honor, but also a great responsibility to be a part of this and lead these young men. I'm very excited about the opportunity and ready to get to work."
Tony Hayden was named softball coach at McCracken County High School. Hayden has been the head coach of the Reidland Greyhounds since 2007. He has a career record of 200 win over 60 losses as a head coach. Coach Hayden has led his teams to five district titles, two regional titles, five Class A State Championships and the 2010 KHSAA State Championship. Prior, he was an assistant coach with the Greyhounds from 2001 to 2006 and was part of the 2002 KHSAA State Champion team and the 2006 Class A state champion team.
Larry Heflin will be the tennis coach at McCracken County High School. Heflin has coached the Lone Oak High School tennis team for 40 years. He lead the team to 11 state championships. According to a press release, that is more than any other women's program in Kentucky. Coach Heflin is a member of the USTA Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame and was named National Coach of the Year by both the National High School Athletic Coaches Association and the National Federation of State High School Associations.
McCracken County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Nancy Waldrop, High School Principal Michael Ceglinski and Activities Director Kris Garret were present to make the announcement.
School officials plan to hire a track coach in the coming days.