Logan County High School announced Wednesday afternoon that Harold Tackett has resigned as teacher and head boys’ basketball coach effective immediately at Logan County High School. Coach Tackett is expected to be named the head boys’ basketball coach at Greenup County High School near Ashland later this week.
“I would just like to thank Logan County for the opportunity they gave me,” former LCHS coach Tackett said. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to be apart of the school system and to have coached four years there.”
Coach Tackett leaves Logan County High School following four years at the helm of the Cougar Basketball program. His first year saw the Cougars go through some expected growing pains as they finished the year at 4 -21. In the second season the Cougars saw immediate improvement under coach Tackett’s leadership as they improved to 11-15. His third year where his frenetic style of play finally took hold as he guided LCHS to a winning season of 14-11 but just missed out their shot to get to the region tournament. This past season the region got to see how dangerous that frenetic style of play was, with the region leading offense, as he guided the Cougars to a 21-11 mark and LCHS made its first appearance in the regional tournament in over 12 years.
“The foundation is laid and I highly expect the good things to keep rolling at Logan County,” coach Tackett said.
Logan County High School is grateful for the contributions and dedication Coach Tackett has shown towards the school and program the past four years and wishes him nothing but success in his new job, the school said in a press release.
“Coach Tackett has revitalized the LCHS boy’s basketball program and placed it in a position for continued success in the 13th district and 4th Region. His influence has helped the culture of LCHS immensely and he will be missed by the students and faculty,” said LCHS Principal Casey Jaynes.
The Cougars did graduate a lot of talent, but waiting in the wings ready to step in and contribute will be a lot of untapped talent. The young Cougars will have the opportunity to grow with their new coach as they look to keep the success rolling.
A search for Coach Tackett’s replacement will begin immediately.