LEXINGTON – East Ridge head coach Denise Campbell has been named the 15th Region Girls’ Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches (KABC).
Campbell guided East Ridge to a runner-up finish in the 15th Region All “A” Classic. Under Campbell’s direction, East Ridge compiled an 18-13. The Lady Warriors lost to Pikeville in the opening round of the 59th District Girls’ Basketball Tournament.
East Ridge featured Lesli Fleenor and Britney Tackett, each of whom averaged double figures in the scoring column.
The KABC has honored at least one coach from each of the state’s 16 regions.
The 2016 KABC Girls’ Regional Coaches of the Year are as follows – Region 1: Scott Sivills (McCracken County); Region 2: Brent Gibson (Madisonville-North Hopkins); Region 3: Michael Robertson (Owensboro Catholic); Region 4: Brad Bonds (Allen County-Scottsville); Region 5: Chris Blaydes (Green County); Region 6: Keith Baisch (Mercy); Region 7: Champ Ligon (Male), Josh Leslie (Eastern); Region 8: Clay Birdwhistell (Anderson County); Region 9: George Stoll (Newport Central Catholic); Region 10: Beau Menefee (Campbell County); Region 11: Joey Thacker (Franklin County); Region 12: Cassandra McWhorter (Lincoln County); Region 13: Derrick Akal (Harlan); Region 14: Wallace Bates (Breathitt County); Region 15: Denise Campbell (East Ridge); Region 16: Paul Ricker (Menifee County), Mandy Layne (Russell).
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.