Jody Hellard has resigned as the girls head basketball coach at Western Hills.
Hellard, who had been the head coach for the past two seasons, started a new job earlier this month at CHI in Lexington. He was hoping to be able to continue coaching, too, but the hours at his new job has made that impossible.
WHHS went 13-44 during Hellard’s two years at the school.
Prior to that he spent two years as the girls head basketball coach at Frankfort High. The Lady Panthers were 22-33 during Hellard’s tenure, improving to 11 wins his first season after FHS had posted three victories the previous year.
He has also served as an assistant coach for girls basketball at Franklin County.
Hellard expressed disappointment at having to resign from WHHS.
“I loved coaching those girls,” Hellard said.
He also expressed his gratitude to WHHS principal Rita Rector and assistant principal Greg Lawson.
“They absolutely were my two biggest supporters,” Hellard said.
Hellard is also the commissioner for the City of Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites’ summer girls softball program.