The Marshall County High School boys soccer program took an unexpected announcement this spring and turned it into an opportunity for growth for both the team and the coaching staff. Following the resignation of head coach Donnie Heath, MCHS Athletic Department immediately set to work to name his replacement. That person was identified last Tuesday as Marshall County alum Bryan “BB” Blevins.
MCHS released Tuesday that Athletic Director Mike Johnson is confident Coach Blevins is the right fit for the job. “We had several candidates that applied for the job from across the country. BB definitely fits what we are looking for in a head coach. He understands the expectations and has a great knowledge of the game. We know it will be an easy transition with the team.”
Blevins is the fifth head coach in the MCHS soccer history. He joined the team as an assistant coach in 2010 and served under Coach Don Walker, Coach Andrew Pagel, and Coach Donnie Heath.
Blevins first stepped foot on the MCHS soccer field as a player for Coach Walker and was part of the 2000 final four team. Marshall County returned to the state tournament in 2002 with Blevins as a part of that team. Marshall County fell to St. Xavier in the state championship game after having beaten University Heights, Madisonville-North Hopkins, and Southwestern on their trip through the state competitors’ bracket.
Blevins graduated in 2003 before returning to the program as an assistant coach in 2010. Since then, Blevins has helped lead the boys soccer team to six district two championships and four region one championships.
“I am honored to be selected as the most recent head coach of this program. The success of our program speaks for itself, and I am proud to continue the tradition that has become Marshall County soccer.”
When asked about his first season as head coach, Blevins said, “This upcoming year will bring a new set of challenges, but we have a great group of upperclassmen that lead this team. If anything, we are really looking forward to watching them compete.”