The high school lacrosse season in Kentucky just ended over the weekend with St. Xavier and Henry Clay winning their respective championships. Now, just three days after the high school season got wrapped up the coaching carousel has already got going.
So far there are five head coach openings: South Oldham, Atherton. Dunbar, Madison County LC, and Lexington Catholic. The two biggest openings out of this initial crop are Lexington Catholic and South Oldham as they are both consistently powers in the state.
Joe Richie has taken the job as the athletic director at South Oldham, thus leaving the position of head coach open. Richie led the Dragons to an 11-8 season in 2019 that ended with a fourth-straight trip to the KSLL semifinals. Richie has been at the helm of the Dragons program since 2015.
Lexington Catholic head coach Matt Campbell has stepped down after six seasons at the helm of the Knights. Campbell led the Knights to two championships (2014, 2018) during his tenure. This past season they went 12-11 and made it to the CLL championship game where they lost to Henry Clay.
Atherton is looking for their second head coach in program history after Tyler Whitchurch resigned from his duties last week. Whitchurch has been at the helm of the Rebels since the programs inception in 2018. This past season was their first full season as they joined the KSLL. Atherton went 1-13 this past season with their only win coming against North Hardin.
Dwight Hammons has stepped down as the head coach at Dunbar after being at the helm for eight seasons. Hammons ends his tenure as the head coach at Dunbar with an 81-48 overall record. In 2019 the Bulldogs went 6-11 and made it to the CLL quarterfinals where they lost to South Warren.
Madison County LC head coach Wesley Browne has said that he will be stepping down once a replacement has been found. Browne led the Mavericks to an 11-4 record in 2019, finishing third in their district. The Mavericks lost in the first round of the CLL playoffs to Scott County.