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Dunning Takes Over Graves Girls Basketball Program
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GRAVES COUNTY - Lyndon Dunning has been named the new girls basketball coach at Graves County High School.

Dunning comes to Graves County from Marshall County High School, where he served as assistant coach for the boys basketball team, assistant athletic director and golf coach the past three seasons.

Dunning is very familiar with the Graves County basketball program. He was an assistant coach for the 1994-95 Lady Eagle team that advanced to the state semifinals.

Dunning was also a long-time assistant coach with the boys basketball program at Graves County High School, serving under Allan Hatcher, Terry Birdsong and current coach Josh Frick. During his stint at GCHS, the Eagles won seven regional titles (1997, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2017).

“This place has great memories, and I cherish the relationships I developed while working here,” Dunning said. “Our school and community are very special to me. I can't wait until I can meet the Lady Eagles and get to work with them. I want to thank all of the players and coaches that have been part of my career. This is truly a special day for me and my family.”

Dunning's wife Paige is a teacher at Wingo Elementary School. His son Kamden is a 4th grader at Wingo.

“I wanted someone with ties to the community that could bring stability to our girls basketball program,” said Khristain Elliott, Athletic Director at GCHS. “Lyndon has a wealth of basketball knowledge, and I'm confident he can build on the success of our last two coaches, Aaron Beth and Brandon Fisher.”

Dunning is the Lady Eagles' third coach in three years. Last month, Fisher announced he was leaving Graves County to take over the girls basketball program at Lincoln County.

In his only season as the Lady Eagles head coach, Fisher led Graves County to a 26-6 record, a 3rd District Championship and an appearance in the 1st Region Tournament Championship game, where the Lady Eagles lost to Marshall County in overtime.

Fisher was hired in June 2019 to replace Aaron Beth, who left Graves County to coach golf at Marshall County High School. Beth took over in the Lady Marshals basketball team in January after then head coach Dan Langhi was arrested on a DUI charge.

 

 


Published 10:00 AM, Monday May. 04, 2020
Updated 07:00 PM, Monday May. 04, 2020

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