, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

March 11, 2014

Jewell of an Era

Longtime coach steps down, tabbed as assistant principal

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons

Sports Editor

CORBIN — After 15 years at the helm of the Corbin Redhounds football program, Steve Jewell is moving on up. Literally.

According to a press release from the Corbin Independent School System, Jewell was named Corbin High School Assistant Principal Monday afternoon. He replaces John Crawford, who was recently named principal at Corbin High School.

Jewell informed Corbin Redhounds football players that he’d been chosen for the job in a private meeting just before the announcement was made official Monday afternoon.

While he's moving up the ladder and joining the administration team at Corbin High Scholl, Jewell said the decision to move was not taken lightly.

“I've been really torn with this for about a month now (when the position came open), but a lot of people have shown they have confidence in me, so that makes it a little easier,” Jewell said. “I put a lot of prayer in to this and there was a door that opened up. I feel like the time is right to walk through that door and move on.

“I feel like I've had a good coaching career and I feel like it's a good time to leave because they have a great group of seniors coming back next year,” he added. “Whoever gets this job, I don't think they can complain about what they have to build on as far as talent.”

Jewell’s tenure has been a successful one, posting a 141-55 record with just one losing season (2012) under his leadership. Jewell led the Redhounds to one state championship appearance (lost to Breathitt County, 51-0) and five state semifinals.

Corbin posted 10-win seasons in nine of the 15 seasons under Jewell.

Prior to being named head coach in 1999, Jewell was an assistant coach for the Redhounds for 10 years, giving him 25 years in the program.

“I can't say enough good things about the community and the people that have supported the Corbin Redhounds football program,” Jewell said. “I'm excited that I can move forward and still be around to be a part of this system and see the football program progress as I move forward in my career.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • LIKE IT OR NOT: A few tips for fantasy draft day

    As high school, college and pro football season approaches, so too does Fantasy Football draft day.

    August 1, 2014

  • Solid Finish

    The Tri-County Sports Authority’s Dirty Dawgs, a 16-under travel baseball team, placed second in the high school division of the Stars and Stripes July Bash, which was held in Knoxville, Tennessee last weekend.

    August 1, 2014

  • Encore Effort

    When it comes to having success, no team in the Tri-County has had more during the past 10 years than the South Laurel Lady Cardinals soccer program.

    August 1, 2014

  • 0731 WHIT BOYS 2 for web.jpg Second Time Around

    When all is said and done after the 2014 high school soccer season, a lot of teams will measure their success by wins and losses.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • THE WAY IT IS: The times, they are a changing

    The times, they are a changing — especially in the Tri-County high school sports scene.

    July 31, 2014

  • 0730 TCSA FBALL for web.jpg Numbers Game

    The Tri-County Sports Authority youth football league, which usually fields in the neighborhood of 200 players, is about to get a little more crowded this season.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • THE WAY IT IS: Football is in the air in the Tri-County

    These cool summer days are reminding me of the cool football Friday nights of September and October, and with that said, these cooler temperatures have me in the mood of writing about things to come for our local football teams in the Tri-County.

    July 30, 2014

  • 0729 KNOX FBALL FOR WEB.tif Must-See Football

    It’s never too early to talk about what games will be the big ones for the Tri-County high school football fans to watch this upcoming season. I’ve tried to narrow my list down to 10 games, but honestly, it really wasn’t easy to do — but I did manage to do it.
    Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
SEC Times-Tribune