Former UK star Craig Yeast named head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan

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Craig Yeast, a talented member of the 1999 Kentucky Outback Bowl team, was named the head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan Monday afternoon.

He will be introduced as the 17th head coach of the Panthers on Wednesday at 2pm in Rogers Hall in the Winchester Center.

Yeast played in the NFL and was an All-SEC wide receiver during his time with the Wildcats.

"I am excited to welcome Craig Yeast, his wife Tori, and their family to Kentucky Wesleyan and the Owensboro community" said Director of Athletics Rob Mallory. "After a lengthy professional career, Craig has quickly established himself as a dynamic and rising star in the coaching ranks, and I am confident he is the right person to lead this program into a new era."

"There is a tremendous opportunity to build an excellent football program at Kentucky Wesleyan and the fact that KWC is in my home state made this position more intriguing," said Yeast.

From 2014-2016, Yeast served as the Head Football Coach at Fremont Ross High School outside of Toledo, Ohio. In addition to his coaching duties, Yeast was also the school's Special Education teacher.

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