Trigg County High School Athletic Director Marty Jaggers confirmed today that the school has filled three coaching vacancies, including two sports that begin practice next week.
Julian Williams, who has served as assistant volleyball coach the past two years at Trigg County, takes over as head coach and will inherit a team that loses just one senior from a district championship team.
Henderson County native Josh Abner has been named the new boys' and girls' cross country coach, replacing Mike Wright who retired after 27 seasons and two state championships. Abner has coached cross country and track in Hawaii and one year at Hopkinsville High.
Russell Malone, who served as an assistant coach last year, has moved up to take over the girls' basketball head coaching job. Malone has been a head coach Warren East and Clarksville Northwest and has been at Trigg County the past two seasons - one as a boys' assistant and the other as a girls' assistant coach.
Malone replaces Amy Breckel who resigned earlier this year after nine seasons as head coach.
Trigg County still has openings for an assistant athletic director and head softball coach.
I will have more on the new coaches in the coming days.