Kole Snyder wins GCHSFAA’s Doug Thompson Memorial Scholarship


The Grayson County High School Football Alumni Association (GCHSFAA) has named Kole Snyder as the winner of the fourth annual Doug Thompson Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is given by the GCHSFAA and is worth $500. The qualifications can go to any member of the team who plans to continue their education through an undergraduate degree program or certification from a college, university, or technical school. They also require the individual to go “above and beyond in representing the program and community.”

Snyder started his career on the football field for the Cougars but multiple injuries forced him into a new role on the team. Head coach Bryan Jones offered him a spot as the team manager, and the rest is history.

“He’s a guy who is willing to do anything to help the program and it is nice to have some guys that are willing to do those things,” Jones said. “He is a real Grayson County football guy and wants to be a part of it. He’s lifted a lot of weight off us as coaches by doing some things to help us out.”

Snyder joins Hunter Tomes, Cooper Terry, and Zack Bratcher as winners of the scholarship.

The scholarship will be presented at the senior awards ceremony in May. There, the GCHSFAA also presented the football program with a $500 check.

Every year, funds for the scholarship are received through private donations and other fundraising efforts.

Snyder is the son of Amy and Wendell. Next year, he will attend Western Kentucky University where he will major in sports management while also serving as a manager for the football team.

By Sam Gormley, Play-By-Play Announcer/Local Sports
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