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Harmon takes over at Tates Creek

Mike Harmon, who played high school football for Roy Walton at Tates Creek in the late 80's, is going home. Harmon was introduced as the Commodores' new football coach Friday afternoon, taking over for Mark Willoughby, who resigned following the season.

Harmon spent the past seven season across town at Lafayette, where he resurrected the Generals' program. Prior to arriving there, Lafayette had endured 15 consecutive losing seasons. The Generals finished 4-6 in Harmon's first season at Lafayette, but has since enjoyed six straight winning-seasons.

"I'm proud of what we accomplished at Lafayette, but now I have a new chapter in my life and have to move on," Harmon told 27 SportsFirst.

Upon his graduation in 1990, Harmon, 35, played at Marshall, before returning to Tates Creek as an assistant coach. Harmon worked under Joe Ruddell from 1996-1999 and Willoughby in 2000, before becoming the head coach at Lafayette in 2001.

Harmon recently was named head coach of the Lexington Horsemen. The team will begin play in Arena 2 this summer.


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