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2015 Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist: Philip Haywood

Belfry Coach Philip Haywood directed his team during the first half against Lexington Catholic in the Class 3A championship game in Bowling Green on Dec. 06, 2015.
Belfry Coach Philip Haywood directed his team during the first half against Lexington Catholic in the Class 3A championship game in Bowling Green on Dec. 06, 2015.

We are revealing, in reverse alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2015 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Jan. 26 simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the fifth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Complete results will be in the Jan. 27 Herald-Leader. The fourth finalist is:

PHILIP HAYWOOD

2015 claim to fame: Belfry High School football coach became first in state history to exceed 400 career wins (now 403) and coached Pirates to their third straight 3A state title.

What a voter said: “Think about what 400-plus wins really means: One would have to AVERAGE 10 wins a season for 40 years!” — Jeff Drummond, AllWildcats.com

Previously announced finalists: Kelsi Worrell, Karl-Anthony Towns, Emma Talley

If you go: Bluegrass Sports Awards

When: Jan. 26

Where: Lexington Convention Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom

Cost: Tables of 10, $1,250; individual tickets, $150.

Tickets: Bluegrass Sports Commission (859) 286-5156 or https://2016bsatickets.eventbrite.com

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