Bill Letton latest LexCath coach to move to Georgia

mfields@herald-leader.comJuly 28, 2014 

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Lexington Catholic's Bill Letton, right, argues a call in the first half. He felt his quarterback Kyle Bolin was ran into while punting on a fourth down play. Lexington Catholic hosted Bowling Green Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Photo by Jonathan Palmer

JONATHAN PALMER

Bill Letton is the latest Lexington Catholic football coach to relocate to Georgia.

Letton, who resigned as the Knights' head coach last December, is the new associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Walton High School in Marietta, Ga.

Mo Dixon, a former head coach at Hazard and assistant at Lexington Catholic, is Walton's head coach.

"We're glad to have Bill, and we're looking forward to getting that Lexington Catholic connection back together," Dixon said.

Letton joined Bob Sphire's staff at Lexington Catholic in 2003. After Sphire guided the Knights to a state title in 2005, he left for a coaching job in Georgia, and Letton took over the reins. Letton, who led Prestonsburg to a state runner-up finish in 1993, led Lexington Catholic to a state title in 2007. He was 78-30 in eight years with the Knights.

Dixon not only added Letton to his staff, he added a Division I prospect to his roster. Sam Letton, Bill's son, is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound junior tight end who has a scholarship offer from Kentucky. He had 51 catches for 958 yards and 13 touchdowns for Lexington Catholic last season.

Bill Letton is the seventh Lexington Catholic-connected coach to move to Georgia.

Sphire, who started the Knights' football program in 1991, left after the 2005 championship season to become coach at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga.

Besides Dixon, other former Lexington Catholic assistants who spent time on Sphire's staff in North Gwinnett: Chuck Allen (now offensive coordinator at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee); Jeff Carlberg (head coach at Centennial High School in Roswell), and Troy Hobbs (head coach at Shiloh High School in Snellville).

"We have gone forth and multiplied throughout Georgia," Sphire said in a text message.

Also, former Lexington Catholic assistant Garry McPeek is now offensive coordinator at Fannin County, Ga., and former Bryan Station head coach Traye Moore is Sphire's offensive coordinator at North Gwinnett.

Mike Fields: (859) 231-3337. Twitter: @MikeFieldsNotes. Blog: fieldsnotes.bloginky.com.

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