Great Crossing hires Ricky Bowling as head football coach

Published: May. 23, 2020 at 5:03 PM EDT
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Great Crossing has hired Ricky Bowling as its new head football coach.

Bowling was the offensive coordinator for the Warhawks last season. He switched from a spread offense to a triple option attack seven games into Great Crossing's inaugural season last year, leading them to their first-ever win over Grant County.

Bowling spoke to Kal Oakes of the Georgetown News-Graphic and had this to say about his promotion.

“Six years ago I had a five-year plan. I wanted to become an offensive coordinator within five years. I knew it would give me a chance to evaluate if being a head coach was something I wanted to after that,” Bowling said. “Last year I had a great opportunity with Coach Rains, the mastermind, just to be a sponge and soak it all up. It made me decide I could do it and build a program.”

Bowling, 30, played his high school football at South Laurel and has his name all over the KHSAA record books.

Bowling replaces Paul Rains, who retired earlier in May.