Milby named Coach of the Year

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By Jesse Osbourne

Last week, The Louisville Courier-Journal named Trent Milby as girl's basketball Coach of the Year in Kentucky.

Girl's basketball coaches across the state vote on the award recipient. Milby narrowly edged four other coaches for the honor. He received 15 of the 97 votes cast.

Rockcastle County's Chrysti Noble finished second with 12 votes. Mercy's Mark Evans, Newport Central Catholic's Ron Dawn and Madison Central's Robbie Cooksey tied for third with 11 votes each.

"It's good to be honored by fellow coaches," Milby said. "Maybe they're recognizing what type of team we have here. Marion County is on the map. We'll be on the map for at least three more years, maybe longer than that."

Milby joins exclusive company, becoming only the third Fifth Region coach ever to win the honor.

Marion County's Beverly "Sis" Roby took home the honor in 1995, and Tim Mudd of Elizabethtown is also a past recipient.

Milby's resume from the season includes a 33-2 win-loss record, holding a No. 1 ranking nearly all season and winning two prestigious regular season tournaments while starting two freshmen and a sophomore.

"It's a great honor but I got coach of the year because of the players I've got," Milby said. "I'm glad to have a team like that."