Reed honored as District 5 Coach of the Year

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By Brad Stephens

South Oldham football had one of its most successful seasons in program history this fall.

For that, the Dragons’ head coach has received some hardware.

Jamie Reed was named the Class 5A, District 5 Coach of the Year for his efforts in helping the Dragons to an 8-4 season that included a regular season district title.

This year marked the first outright district title in Dragons history and the first award of this kind for Reed, he said.

“I tell you what, it was a great honor,” Reed said. “To get recognized by your peers for a job well done, but more than anything I think it’s a tremendous honor for our players and our coaching staff. Those guys played a big part in how that happens.”

A successful season didn’t come easily for Reed or the Dragons.

South started the year 2-3. In September Reed missed the Oldham County game and the week of practice leading up to the North Oldham game because of the death of his mother in Texas.

But the team clicked in October and started a six-game win streak that included district wins over defending 5A runner-up Cooper, then-undefeated Scott and Conner, led by future University of Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker.

The Dragons’ season ended Nov. 13 in a 27-21 overtime loss to Franklin County.

“As a head football coach or a head coach of anything, sometimes you get too much credit,” Reed said. “Certainly I think it’s fitting for our coaches and our players to be just as excited.”


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