One of Kentucky’s winningest high school football coaches has resigned from his position at Letcher County Central High School.
LCC Coach Mike Holcomb told the football team of his decision January 7 afternoon and officially resigned the next morning.
“I made the decision to spend more time with my family,” said Holcomb. “This was the perfect time to step down so the program can find a good coach before spring practice starts. We have a real good nucleus coming back next year with a strong senior class, so everything is in place to be successful next season.”
Holcomb said he doesn’t plan to coach football in the near future.
He coached at Breathitt County Central High School for 30 years, before leading the Cougars the past three seasons, including a 2014 district championship.
“I felt welcomed from the first day I was hired,” said Holcomb. “I want to thank all the players, coaches, parents, fans, LCC staff and Letcher County School Board. Everyone has been so good to me, and Letcher County is a great place to coach and work.”
Holcomb’s record includes 289 wins with 111 losses, three state championships and 18 district championships.