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Bryan Station names new football coach

Kenny Turner has been named the new football coach at Bryan Station High School. Turner has been the head coach at Madison Central High School since 2003, where his teams were District Champs in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and District Runner-Ups in 2007 and 2008, with an overall record of 51 and 30. Turner has also served in a variety of assistant coaching posts at Madison Central High, and Godwin High in Richmond, VA. He was also head football coach at Covington Holmes High School for 11 years and has experience coaching track and basketball at various schools.

Turner, a two-time Kentucky Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year Finalist, is originally from Madison County, where he was a standout in football, basketball and track at Richmond Madison High School. He attended Morehead State University on a football scholarship. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Morehead State University, and a master’s in education from Northern Kentucky University.

Looking back nearly 40 years ago, Turner recalls taking the field against the Bryan Station High School Defenders.

“I’ve known Bryan Station since I was a youngster. It’s been known as a program full of outstanding athletes and just good people,” Turner said. “I’ve always wanted to work in Fayette County and especially at Bryan Station. This is just an awesome opportunity.”

Although he normally wouldn’t feel comfortable making such statements, Turner said in this case, “there is enough talent in this school and in the athletic program that there is no reason why we can’t compete for a state championship. I just feel that if we get in there and work hard, we can accomplish that goal. I just want to build on what’s been established here. It’s a historic program and I want to be a part of it and help lead these young men to that goal.”

School administrators had high praise for Turner.

“The selection committee and I are confident that our coach will be committed to our students, uphold the strong traditions of our school, and continue to cultivate our football program,” said Bryan Station principal Gladys Peoples. “He is a man of impeccable character and high expectations who is dedicated to the game of football and to molding young people into successful adults.

“In the short span of 7 years, he led his former team to 3 district Championship Titles, 2 district runner-up Titles, and 2 regional runner up Titles. In addition, during the past 7 years, he was chosen 4 times by coaches around the state to assist with coaching the East/West All Star Games,” she said.


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