Veteran coach Mike Holcomb has been rehired at Letcher County Central High School.
After retiring as the LCC head football coach during the winter with the intention of reapplying for the coaching job this spring under plan that allows him to continue receiving his retirement benefits. He got his gridiron job back on April 24 after a vote by the Letcher County Central Site-Based Council. Because of retirement requirements, however, Holcomb won’t be permitted to resume his coaching position until the new fiscal year begins July 1.
Holcomb, who also retired as a teacher this past winter, was hired April 1 as a substitute teacher with a Rank 2. A championship coach at Breathitt County High School for 30 years, Holcomb is the fourth head coach to lead the LCC football program in five years.
The Cougars were 4-7 under Holcomb’s leadership last season, which was his first at LCC. Holcomb was hired after Paul Rains resigned.