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Scott Humphrey was fired as Clark basketball coach, records show

Former Clark County boys basketball coach Scott Humphrey
Former Clark County boys basketball coach Scott Humphrey

Former George Rogers Clark High School basketball coach Scott Humphrey was fired from his coaching position on Aug. 10, school district documents show.

In an interview this week, Clark County Superintendent Paul Christy would not say why Humphrey was fired as coach. Christy said Humphrey was still employed as a social studies teacher at the school.

In an Aug. 10 letter, Christy told Humphrey that his role as basketball coach for 2016-17 would end immediately. But the letter — and other documents obtained by the Herald-Leader in an Open Records Request — did not give a reason.

A human resource action record said Humphrey’s position as head basketball coach, for which he was paid a $9,000 stipend on top of his salary as teacher, would end on Aug. 10 as a result of an “involuntary separation.”

Clark County school officials had not previously acknowledged to the Herald-Leader that Humphrey was fired, just that he was no longer basketball coach.

Humphrey could not be reached for comment. But in an August letter to the Winchester Sun, Humphrey said he would be the “biggest fan” of whoever replaced him.

Josh Cook, who led Mercer County to their second Sweet Sixteen appearance in his second season with the program, has been named boys basketball coach.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: 859-231-3409, @vhspears

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