Scott True, who has been the girls' basketball coach at Clark County the last 11 years, is leaving the Cardinals for Lexington Catholic.
True met with his new team and was introduced as the Knights' new coach on Tuesday. He succeeds Chelsea Chowning, who was Lexington Catholic's coach for two seasons.
True said the Knights' tradition, which includes four state titles in the last 14 years, appealed to him.
"This is just a tremendous opportunity. My excitement level is pretty high because of what's already been done here, and the chance to start some new things."
True had a record of 179-138 at Clark County, highlighted by a 10th Region title in 2010. The Cards lost to Rockcastle County in the Sweet Sixteen quarterfinals that year. He also guided Clark County to region runner-up finishes in 2011 and '09.
True will bring the same coaching style to Lexington Catholic that he used at Clark County.
"One of the staples we had at Clark was we were very good in half-court defense," he said. "We're going to defend and we're going to rebound. We'll want to push the ball, get up and down the floor, and get stops in the half court.
"We're going to work hard, but we're going to have fun, too."
Lexington Catholic Athletics Director Kevin Bruggeman said True's experience as a head coach was a big selling point, and having him teaching in the building "will be huge for the kids."
True, 42, is no stranger to Lexington. The Georgetown native was an assistant at Lexington Christian before taking over at Clark County in 2001.