Philip Haywood in June became the first Kentucky coach to ever be named football coach of the year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.
Haywood, who’s entering his 34th season as the head coach at Belfry High School and 43rd season overall, is Kentucky’s all-time winningest football coach with 417 victories coming into the 2017 season. He’s the only coach to reach the 400-win mark and has 56 more wins than Bell County Coach Dudley Hilton, who has won 361 games in 38 seasons.
Click here for the KHSAA’s complete list of coaches who have won at least 200 games. Below are the top 10 coaching wins leaders in state history.
Record (Years coached entering 2017)
1. Philip Haywood-x
2. Dudley Hilton-x
Bell County/Bourbon County/Taylor County
3. Bob Schneider
Newport Central Catholic
4. Mike Glaser
5. Sam Harp
6. Bob Redman
7. Ivan McGlone
8. Mark Brown-x
Marion County/Nelson County/John Hardin/Elizabethtown
9. Larry French-x
Mercer County/Meade County/Lincoln County/Boyle County/Southwestern
10. Tom Larkey-x
Rockcastle County/Harlan County/Perry County Central
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