01/7/13 – Heflin Named NFHS National Coach of the Year, First Basketball Stats, KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships

January 7, 2013 2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 7, 2013

NFHS NAMES LONE OAK’S LARRY HEFLIN ONE OF 22 NATIONAL COACHES OF THE YEAR

Lone Oak High School girls tennis coach Larry Heflin has been named one of 22 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for the 2011-12 academic year. In 40 years as head coach, Heflin has guided Lone Oak to more state championships (11) than any other girls program in the state, the last of which came in 2012.

In addition to his 11 state titles, Heflin has led Lone Oak to eight runner-up finishes, helping him garner a spot in the USTA Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2006, he was given the Garnis Martin Outstanding Coach of the Year award by the Kentucky High School Athletic Director’s Association and the Kentucky High School Coaches Association. He was previously named the National High School Coach of the Year in 2009 by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.

The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top-10 girls sports and the top-10 boys sports (by participation numbers), as well as one “other” category that is not included in the 20 categories. For 2012, the NFHS added Spirit as a separate award category.

Visit www.NFHS.org for more information.

 
FIRST BASKETBALL STATISTICAL RELEASE OF THE SEASON SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 10

The preliminary basketball statistical rankings for the 2012-13 season will be released on Jan. 10. Statistics are compiled weekly throughout the regular season and will be posted to the KHSAA web site each Thursday.

Member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the KHSAA did not receive a report prior to the deadline. 


INAUGURAL COMPETITIVE CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS SLATED FOR JAN. 26

The inaugural KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 at E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Divisions have been created for all-girls and co-ed competition, with the winning school in each division at the regional level advancing to the State competition.

Doors open for fans at 7 a.m., with the competition beginning at 8 a.m. with the Class 1A Small/Class 2A Medium Divisions. The Class 2A Large/Class 2A Super-Large Divisions will compete at 11 a.m., followed by the Class 2A Small/Class 1A Medium Divisions at 2 p.m., the Class 1A Large/Class 2A Coed Divisions at 5 p.m., and the Class 1A Coed/Class 1A Super-Large Divisions at 7:30 p.m. An awards presentation will follow each competition block.
 

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 40 state championships in 12 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs. For further details contact KHSAA Communications Director Joe Angolia (jangolia@khsaa.org).

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