Grayson County High School athletic director has introduced Kelly Carwile as the new Cougar’s boys basketball coach. Carwile replaces Caleb Smith.
Carwile spent the last four years as head coach at Pike County Central where he recorded a 49-62 overall mark. Last season, Carwile’s squad posted a 15-11 record, winning the district championship. In 2011, Carwile led the school to its first region semifinal appearance since 2004.
In 2011 at Pike County Central, Carwile coached the state’s scoring leading, Hobo McCoy, who was also named 15th Region Player of the Year.
The 1994 Murray State University graduate also served as head coach at Webster County where he recorded one of only eight 20-win seasons in school history. His overall record in four years at Webster was 55-55.
In 2002 at Webster County, Carwile coached Robert Pendleton, who was named Region 2 Player of the Year.
He additionally served as head coach at Lyons County for two seasons, recording a 32-24 overall mark, including one region title. At Lyon County, Carwile coach Ty Rogers, who also led state in scoring and was named Region 2 Player of the Year in 2004. Rogers went on to a successful career at WKU.
Carwile served eight years as an assistant coach at Graves County in western Kentucky. During his time on the Grave County bench, the Eagles posted a 200-55 record with five region titles, one Sweet 16 Final Four and one Elite Eight.
He also served assistant coaching stints with Hopkinsville High School (36-25 record) and Mason County (49-14).
Carwile is scheduled to meet his Grayson County Cougars basketball team early next week.