What he did in 2011: Coached Trinity High School football to an undefeated season against a schedule filled with powers from Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee, as well as Kentucky. Trinity claimed the Class 6A state title (Beatty’s ninth state championship at Trinity) and the No. 1 national ranking in four polls.
Voter comment: “Yes, Trinity has athletics ‘advantages’ over most other high schools, but the Shamrocks beat some of the best teams in both Tennessee and Ohio, as well as Kentucky. Beatty concocted a team that ... might be the best in the history of the commonwealth.” — Dick Gabriel, WLAP radio, Lexington