BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: McKenzie named 15th Region Coach of the Year

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PAINTSVILLE - Johnson Central head coach Tommy McKenzie has been named the 15th Region Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches (KABC). 

McKenzie, who has guided Johnson Central to three consecutive 15th Region championships, compiled a 19-8 regular-season record at the helm of the Golden Eagles’ program. Johnson Central was set to host Magoffin County in the 57th District Boys’ Basketball Tournament on Wednesday night.

Coach of the year honorees for each of the state’s 16 regions follow. 

1st Region: Roderick Thomas - Paducah Tilghman
2nd Region: Jeff Haile - Henderson County
3rd Region: Jonathan Bennett - Breckinridge County
4th Region: Darrell Thompson - Clinton County
5th Region: James Turner - Adair County
6th Region: Larry Just - Butler
7th Region: Champ Ligon - Male
8th Region: Clay Birdwhitsell - Anderson County
9th Region: Jamie W. Richey - Highlands
10th Region: Rhonda Klette - Scott High
11th Region: Eric Sanford - Henry Clay
12th Region: Jacqueline Coleman - East Jessamine
13th Region: David Teague- Bell County
14th Region: BB King - Knott County Central
15th Region: Tommy McKenzie - Johnson Central
16th Region: Greg Adkins - Elliott County