Congratulations to our very own Head Football Coach, Matt Kuehn, for being named District Coach of the Year! The Kentucky Football Coaches Association announced its Players and Coaches of the Year for each district a little over a week ago. Coach Kuehn was announced as one of Louisville-area’s Coaches of the Year, in District 3 of Class 5A.
Coach Kuehn has been in the education field for 16 years, 6 of which have been spent here at BC, and he has been coaching for the same amount of time. He’s always been a football coach, but has also coached other sports, including basketball, tennis, and track.
“My favorite part of coaching is building relationships with my players and watching them develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually through their time in our program,” states Coach Kuehn. “The teenage years allow themselves a great opportunity for impact, and to have a hand in their development is a responsibility I take very seriously.”
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: 2020 has looked more different than any of imagined it would. Coach Kuehn describes the 2020 football season as a “true reflection of life.” He goes on to describe, “We were either about to head into adversity, in the middle of adversity, or just coming out of adversity. The kids handled the ebbs and flows incredibly well and showed tremendous resilience. We got to compete, and my seniors got to play the majority of their season. We continued our streak now of five years in a row with a playoff win, which continues to add to our school record. Most importantly, we were able to offer a place for our kids to come each day and feel some sense of normalcy. I think this year more than any, as coaches, we embraced how important our role is to be able to offer kids an outlet and provide them with an atmosphere of community when isolation seems to be the key word.”
We are proud of BC’s team and coaches, and are honored to support Coach Kuehn. He emphasizes that this recognition is a staff award: “As a staff, we do really good things on the field, but even better things off the field for and with our students. Wins and losses come and go… making a positive impact is what we, as a staff, attempt to do on a daily basis, year round.” He continues to say that football is a year round investment for all involved, and that “this award gives some validation that the other coaches in our district recognize how hard our staff works.”
The winners will be recognized December 18-20 at the State Championship games in Lexington. District winners are finalists for Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors in each class.