Hometown son comes back to Louisa; York hired as Head Boys Basketball Coach…
By Catrina Vargo
Lawrence County High School welcomes back one of its own, hiring Travis York as head coach of the boys basketball team. He replaces coach Josh Cook who left after last season for a job in Mercer Co, Kentucky.
York, who was officially hired June 9, will also be teaching in the Social Studies Department, though the exact position was yet to be determined, as of Friday, June 20, when he was interviewed by Lazer staff.
York graduated from LCHS in 1999, and attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in History and a Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration.
After graduating from college, York worked at New Miami High School in New Miami, Ohio, where he served as Assistant JV coach for four years. He then worked for three years as Assistant Basketball Coach for Miami University Hamilton in Hamilton, Ohio, and later became Head Coach.
York said he is anxious to get started with practice and basketball camp. He thanked LCHS Assistant Coach, Paul Preece for keeping the program in top shape in between coaches.
“I’m so happy to be moving back home permanently,” York said. “I look forward to being in the community with family and friends, and want to help any way I can.”
Travis York is the son of Jerry York of Louisa and Denise Burton Rodgers of Texas. He is married to April York, and has two children Laynie, 7 and Bryson, 4.