Foley to lead Panther football

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Craig Foley came to Frankfort High in June as an assistant football coach.

That title didn't last long as Foley was named head coach this week.

He replaces Joey Thacker, who departed to Franklin County High School to coach the girls basketball team.

Foley, who came to FHS as an assistant coach after serving last season at Franklin County, is looking forward to his first opportunity as a head coach.

"I was kind of surprised when I found out a few days ago," said Foley, a 1990 graduate of Bourbon County High School. "I'm thrilled about this opportunity because I've always wanted to be a head coach."

Foley has nearly a decade of experience as an assistant coach. After graduating from Georgetown College, Foley took his first job at Bourbon County in 1993. He served there as an assistant working with the receivers and secondary before eventually taking over as defensive coordinator.

He stayed at Bourbon County until last season, when he joined the Flyer coaching staff a year ago. Foley then landed at Frankfort High.

Foley's background includes success as a player and a coach. He was a cornerback at Georgetown College for three seasons including 1991 when the Tigers won their first NAIA national championship.

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