PRESTONSBURG – The Prestonsburg High School Winter-Spring Media Day will be held Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. in the PHS Gymnasium. All winter and spring sports teams will be available for pictures and media interviews during the event.
PHS boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball teams are back on the floor. The Lady Blackcats dropped a season-opener to 14th Region favorite Knott County Central earlier in the week. Head coach Brandon Gearheart guides the Lady Blackcats. The Blackcats are slated to visit former state champion and 15th Region rival Shelby Valley for their season-opener on Tuesday. Head coach James DeRossett guides the Blackcats.
Wrestling has returned to Prestonsburg High School. J.R. Bryant is the new head coach of the PHS wrestling team.
Another new head coach at PHS is Shawn Hager. After coaching Sheldon Clark to a 15th Region All “A” Classic championship earlier in the year, Hager is set to guide the Prestonsburg baseball program. Hager replaced Shane Simpkins as the head coach of the Baseball Blackcats.
Longtime Prestonsburg track and field head coach Dewey Jamerson will lead his program into the 2016 season.
Another veteran mentor, Sherman Holliday, remains the head coach of the Prestonsburg archery program.
John DeRossett is in his first year as PHS Athletic Director.