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It’s officially a Rodrick Rhodes coaching sweepstakes

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Fresh off the decidedly random news over the weekend that former Cat Rodrick Rhodes has shown interest in the head coaching job at Owsley County High School, word has come out that there’s another school courting Rhodes: the Harlan Green Dragons.

It seems that after word got out that Rhodes was looking at Owsley County, the Harlan athletic director contacted him to gauge his interest in their head coaching position, with the former Cat later submitting an application for the job. Rhodes is currently an assistant at Texas-Pan American, where his job duties reportedly involve “overseeing the areas of recruiting, on-floor coaching, academics, scouting opponents, film breakdown, game prep, practice planning and player development.” Considering that all sounds like the stuff the head coach should probably be doing, it’s no wonder Rhodes is trying to find somewhere he can run the show. Regardless of where he ends up going, it looks like Rhodes will be joining the ranks of Kentucky high school coaches next season, something he seems to be pretty excited about:

“I would absolutely love, and find it an honor to coach in the state of Kentucky,” Rhodes told LEX18’s Alan Cutler. “I would actually find it an honor and privilege to coach in the rich state of Kentucky.”

This has been your random former UK player seeking a high school coaching job update for you day. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Article written by Hunter Campbell

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12 Comments for It’s officially a Rodrick Rhodes coaching sweepstakes



  1. tdogg4033011
    5:07 pm June 6, 2011 Permalink

    come on down to Mercer County …. lol



  2. Blue Virus
    5:26 pm June 6, 2011 Permalink

    This is really weird.



  3. Boss
    5:26 pm June 6, 2011 Permalink

    Hasn’t he watched any of the Justified series…Ppl don’t come out of Harlan alive.



  4. GODSAZNO
    5:39 pm June 6, 2011 Permalink

    Sounds like Rhodes loved Kentucky more than we loved him. It was a shame when he transferred after his junior year.



  5. True Dat
    5:43 pm June 6, 2011 Permalink

    I hope he coaches somewhere in Bowling Green so he can fight terrorism on the side. I think he would be great at slashing into terror cells and he is probably an underrated freedom defender. However, he would probably be a streaky shooter from distance, so I wouldn’t put him on the S.W.A.T sniper team when the bust goes down.



  6. Drizzy
    6:03 pm June 6, 2011 Permalink

    All I know is if he goes to Harlan he better not get in with the wrong crowd. Boyd Crowder I’m talking to you!



  7. DaveUK
    6:33 pm June 6, 2011 Permalink

    That would be a great move for Rhodes. I’m a little biased since I’m from there, but Harlan High School has had several good coaches over the years that have went on to bigger schools, and is the alma mater of Wah Wah Jones and 1995 Mr. Basketball Charles Thomas.



  8. ukcat1
    7:38 pm June 6, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone else surprised he has a degree that would qualify him for this?



  9. tom5673
    8:24 pm June 6, 2011 Permalink

    that uniform was damn near perfect. especially the shorts. baggy enough, but not capri pants.



  10. BloodyHarlan
    10:26 pm June 6, 2011 Permalink

    GO BIG GREEN!!!



  11. gocats
    10:12 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    9) You’re certainly right about the uniform! Those shorts are perfect length. The long/baggy ones they are wearing now look ridiculous! Hope someone reads your comment and actually makes a change.



  12. Harlan
    1:11 am June 8, 2011 Permalink

    As a former student and athlete of Harlan High School this would be a great get for them Harlan actually has some young talent that, if they get the right coaching and discipline could make some noise in the future. It would also bring a crowd to the games, cause once football ends nobody goes to any of the sporting events.