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May 6, 2014

Just in Time

Haddix officially introduced to Redhound Nation

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor

CORBIN — If there was any question as to the excitement surrounding the hiring of Justin Haddix as the new head football coach at Corbin High School, Monday’s meet-and-greet reception put that question to rest.

Several hundred people, including current and former players, teachers and Redhound fans, showed up to try and get a glimpse at Justin Haddix and hear what he had to say about his new position.

Before introducing him, Corbin High School principal John Crawford shed some light on the recent search and was very confident in the choice made by the committee that was formed to select the new coach.

 “The more people we talked to, the more excited we got,” Crawford said. “It is my feeling through our search, we asked and talked to a lot of people throughout a two-interview process, I feel very confident that Corbin High School has hired the best young football coach in the state of Kentucky in coach Justin Haddix.”

Haddix showed up clad in Corbin colors and said he was excited about the opportunity.

“It’s an honor to be here and an honor to be named head coach here at Corbin,” Haddix said. “The tradition and everything involved is what drew me to this job and our family is excited to get started.

“I think we have a high ceiling here and I have just met with the boys in the fieldhouse, so I’m really excited about them,” he added. “I told the kids a little about myself and gave them a little bit of my background. I’m ready to get out here and be a part of this community and get to work.”

Haddix has spent the past four seasons leading the Perry County Central Commodores to an overall record of 26-20. His teams averaged more than 4,000 yards of offense each season, while his defense surrendered an average of 3,538 yards per season.

After graduating high school, Haddix went on to play quarterback at Western Kentucky University, where he threw 7,918 yards and 20 touchdowns over the course of his four-year career.                                     

Perry Central’s most productive season came in 2012, when the Commodores threw for 2,180 yards and rushed for 2,209 before losing in the first round of the KHSAA football playoffs.

Haddix takes over the Corbin program after Steve Jewell stepped down to accept the position of assistant principal at Corbin High School. Jewell posted a 141-55 record while at the helm of the Redhound program and suffered just one losing season.

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