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Award proves it's not all about wins and losses

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Oldham’s Brown named district coach of the year

By Jason Stamm

Records aren’t the only thing a coach is judged on.

Oldham County coach Matt Brown claimed the Class 6A, District 5 coach of the year award recently, despite the Colonels’ 2-8 record this season. The Kentucky Football Coaches Association recognized Brown Friday during halftime of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championship football game in Bowling Green.

The recipient is selected by head football coaches in the district.

Jimmie Reed, executive director of the KFCA, said the vote is each head coach’s opinion of who did the best overall coaching in the district.

“Part of it is all the coaches respect each other a whole lot,” Brown said. “We’ve worked together before and it’s one of those things where there’s such a mutual respect for everybody that that’s probably why I got it.”

Brown said he also learned a lot from this season’s down moments.

“I had to take a step back after the first few games and just had to teach a lot more and get these guys as prepared as we can,” Brown said.

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