SALYERSVILLE - The Magoffin County boys' basketball program will be under the direction of a new head coach during the 2017-18 season. After five seasons of guiding the Hornets, Robbie Russell stepped down from his post as head coach on Monday.
Following Russell's move, Magoffin County is left to search for a new head coach.
In five seasons as Magoffin County head coach, Russell compiled a 75-67 overall record.
Russell replaced current Magoffin County Athletic Director Neil West as head coach of the Hornets in 2012. During his debut campaign, the 2012-13 season, Russell guided Magoffin County to a 11-15 record.
Showing improvement in his second campaign, the 2013-14 season, Russell guided Magoffin County to a 15-13 record.
Magoffin County compiled a 9-18 record in the 2014-15 season but under Russell's tutelage contended for a 57th District title one season later.
The Robbie Russell-coached Hornets ended the 2015-16 season 22-9. Magoffin County finished runner-up to Johnson Central in the 57th District and reached the 15th Region Semifinals in 2016.
The Hornets entered the 2016-17 season as the preseason 15th Region favorite. Standout Trenton Russell was dubbed the Preseason 15th Region Player of the Year. Ultimately, the younger Russell was named Co-15th Region Player of the Year, sharing the honor with Lawrence County's Timmy Dalton. Magoffin County concluded the 2016-17 season 18-12, falling to South Floyd in overtime in the opening round of the 15th Region Boys' Basketball Tournament. The Hornets finished runner-up to Johnson Central in the 57th District for a second straight year.
Magoffin County's 2017-18 schedule has not been finalized.