LC Lady Dawgs coach resigns, search for new one won’t be easy, Feltner says…
LOUISA, Ky. — Lady Dawg Head basketball coach Roger Harless has resigned the position according to Sup. Mike Armstrong in a message this morning (Tuesday, July 23). Rumors of Harless’ intention to resign the position have been swirling for weeks. Harless, 62, has coached both boys and girls teams and has had a plus 20 year career on both sides of the river.
His two year stint at LCHS, where he went 20-11 in 2011-12 and 20-8 this past season along with a trip to the Region 15 Tourney, were a shot in the arm for a program that had been struggling. Harless is a retired teacher.
“I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity the Lawrence County HS gave me,” Harless said in a prepared release. ” I really enjoyed my two seasons as head women’s basketball coach, and going forward, I wish nothing but the best for the program.” He did not say if he will take another coaching position.
LCHS Athletics Director Travis Feltner said Harless will be difficult to replace.
“Coach Harless brought a lot to our coaching fraternity here at the high school,” Feltner said. “He ran a clean program, that worked hard and enjoyed a lot of success on and off the court.”
“Coach compiled a 2 year record of 43-19 (which of what I can find out is by far the most successful 2 year run in the history of that program). A big highlight during his stint is having the 1st Division I signee in the history of our high school (for women’s basketball). Taylor Porter signed with Murray State University earlier this year.”
Feltner said the timing of the vacancy will make it difficult to fill.
“As far as searching for a new coach, it will be a challenge at finding one this time of the year, but we will try to draw some quality applications and do our research to get the right fit for our women’s basketball program.”
So, Lawrence County High School is looking for a head girls basketball coach.
For more information contact Travis Feltner, LCHS Athletic Director, at 606-638-9676, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org