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May 5, 2014

Haddix chosen to lead Corbin football program

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor

CORBIN — Until today, when you say the name Justin Haddix one thing comes to mind if you’re talking to Corbin football fans— the Redhounds' 51-0 loss to Haddix’s Breathitt County Bobcats in the 2002 state championship game.

After being named the new head football coach at Corbin High School, Haddix will now have a chance to give the Redhound faithful something else to remember him for.

While Haddix could not be reached for comment, he did post several comments on his Twitter page in response to countless congratulation tweets once news broke of his hiring.

“Been a hard day. Saying goodbye to players that I have watched grow and gave me everything they had. Wish nothing but the best for them,” one tweet read. “But I am very excited to be joining and adding to the tradition of the Redhounds of Corbin.”

In a press release sent Friday afternoon, Corbin Schools and the Corbin High School Football Coach Screening Committee announced that they are holding a reception at the school Monday at 3:30 p.m. to announce the hiring of Haddix.

“Justin Haddix has been selected from a strong field of candidates to become the head football coach at Corbin High School,” the statement read. “Coach Haddix has served as a teacher and head football coach at Perry County Central High School for the past four years and previously served as an assistant coach at Breathitt County High School.”

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.

Ironically for the Commodores, 2012 was also the season that Haddix’s team gave up the most yards defensively, allowing 4,066 yards (369 yards per game), 3,102 of which came via the ground.

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 (2012) during his tenure.


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