Coach Fired After Winning Season

Champ Ligon has been fired as boys' basketball coach at Bryan Station, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.

Ligon says he was told about the decision Monday by Principal Gladys Peeples.

Peeples made no comment about the decision to the paper.

Ligon led the Defenders to a 24-8 record this past season.


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  • by Alex Spriggs on Jun 8, 2007 at 08:58 AM
    I love coach ligon. he is the greatest coach ever. i am a junior basketball player. without him there is no team. she needs to rethink this process and let him have his job back.
  • by Warren Location: Louisville on Jun 7, 2007 at 05:58 PM
    I don't know the coach or the principal or the situation here. All we know is that a coach with a winning record who is well liked was not retained. Over the years it has been my experience that there is almost always more to the story. He may be a great coach, but he was hired as a teacher....and that is the reason he wasn't retained. Just an opinion...
  • by Dacoby Burnett on Jun 6, 2007 at 09:58 PM
    i love coach ligon i am a senior now at bryan station i am on the basketball team i feel that she is very wrong for this i want let her take the heart and soul of the team away fire whoever made this (edited) choice i love you coach.
  • by Paul Location: Lex on Jun 6, 2007 at 09:35 PM
    Something stinks about this firing folks.. lets hear the rest of the story.
  • by Dennis on Jun 6, 2007 at 02:31 PM
    God Bless you Champ. Have faith the Lord will care for you.
  • by Hunter Location: Lexington on Jun 6, 2007 at 01:31 PM
    It is sad to see Champ Ligon being fired from the BSHS. He brought the school back from rock bottom. I am proud of him for what he has done for the school. I noticed Dr. Peoples had no comment in regard to the termination of Champ Ligon. She must been afraid to address the media.

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