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Scott Vance is New WCHS Trojan Football Coach | Webster

WebsterWEBSTER COUNTY, KY (6/13/12) – Webster County High School administrators wasted little time in finding a new head football coach after the resignation of Hays Browning just three weeks ago.

Long-time football and baseball coach Scott Vance accepted the position last Thursday and began practices immediately, putting the Trojans through their paces on Monday. Vance has been a part of very successful football programs as an assistant coach including trips to the KHSAA State Championship games with Paducah Tilghman (1992) and Christian County (2009). Both teams were defeated by Fort Thomas Highlands for the state title.

This will be his first head coaching job on the gridiron. He also packs quite a resume on the baseball diamond, including 12 years as a head coach with numerous 20-win seasons.

Vance stated that he’s thrilled to be a part of the Trojan football program and looks forward to the challenge of taking a program that’s won one game in two years and turning it into a contender. “I’ve always wanted the challenge of being a head football coach and I really feel good about the opportunity here at Webster County,” Vance stated. “I’m grateful to Tim Roy and Matt Bell for giving me this opportunity. I’ve been fortunate to have success in both baseball and football and I know we can bring that here to WCHS.”

Vance noted that he’s a big believer that “success breeds success” and he’s very optimistic that the Trojan football can return to its winning ways and bring a competitive team to the field each Friday night. “I’ve been very impressed in what I’ve seen here in a short period of time. I saw some size and some skill in Monday’s practice and that’s very encouraging,” Vance continued. “If we (coaching staff) can get these kids to buy-in to our system, there’s no doubt we can be competitive each and every Friday night. Are we going to win every Friday night, I don’t know. But that’s certainly the attitude were bringing to the practice field and the game.”

Coach Vance has several years of football experience as an assistant coach, beginning his career at Ohio County and continuing at Paducah Tilghman. He then moved on to Heath as an assistant and then to Franklin Simpson High School as an assistant football and head baseball coach. He moved to Madisonville-North Hopkins in 2002 and served as an assistant football coach and the head baseball coach for seven years.

For the past four years, Coach Vance has worked in the Christian County School System where he was an assistant football coach for the state runners-up Colonels as well as serving as the head football coach for North Drive Middle School football program.

“I’m ready for the challenge (as a head coach) and I really feel like we can surprise some people this year. I can tell already, there’s some good kids in this program and I think they’re ready to turn this program around,” he concluded. Vance and his wife Terri have three children, Micah, Kaci and Jon-Hunter.

Charlie Hust
Journal Enterprise

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