When Franklin County boys basketball coach Lewis Morris resigned recently, the FCHS administration didn't have to go far to find a new coach.
Scott Chalk, who has coached at Frankfort High the past nine seasons, was named head coach of the Flyers Friday afternoon.
"I'm really excited about this opportunity," Chalk said of coaching the Flyers. "It's a situation where the timing is right for me and I look forward to the challenge."
That challenge will be similar to the one Chalk was facing when he came to Frankfort High nine years ago. The Panthers have gone 134-110 since Chalk took over, with most of those wins coming the last five seasons.
Among those victories are five straight Class A region titles and the last three 41st District basketball tournament titles.
Chalk's recent record at Frankfort High was a big factor in his selection by Franklin County. Flyer athletic director Deron McDonald indicated Chalk was also the choice among the applicants because his time as an opposing coach gave him a familiarity with the FCHS program.
"He knows the kids and is familiar with the situation and the history of Franklin County basketball," McDonald said.
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