Former Scott County basketball star A.W. Hamilton is expected to be named the next head coach of the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, according to Evan Daniels.
Hamilton helped the Cardinals reach the Sweet 16 finals in 1998 and 1999, taking home the crown in his junior year. An All-State and Kentucky-Indiana High School All-Star selection, Hamilton played for Kevin Keatts at Hargrave Military Academy before signing with Wake Forest. He finished his college career at Marshall.
Following his playing days, Hamilton returned to Hargrave to be an assistant on Keatts’ staff. When Keatts departed for UofL, Hamilton took over the head coaching duties for more than a decade. In that time he picked up two National Coach of the Year honors.
This year he reconnected with Keatts at N.C. State. After one year as a college assistant, he will return to his ole Kentucky home to coach the Colonels, not far from his hometown of Georgetown.