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H-C coach joins elite group with 600th win

Hardin-Central girls basketball coach Kenny Layman is joined by players (from left) Lacey Logsdon, Brooke Gordon and Carly Thacker to see his plaque that commemorated his 600th win as a head coach Friday. Superintedent Trey Cavanah surprised the coach with a pep rally for his team and a presentation of the plaque. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News)

By JoEllen Black, Publisher

Hardin-Central basketball coach Kenny Layman has added another milestone to his illustrious career.

Under the guise of a pep rally for the Lady Bulldogs’ semifinal game Friday, Superintendent Trey Cavanah surprised the coach with a plaque recognizing Layman’s 600th win of his career.

“It was more a battle of the flu, but it was a big win,” Cavanah said of the 62-39 Lady Bulldogs landmark win against Keytesville in the CLAA conference tournament Feb. 6.

Cavanah also noted Layman was one of only 25 Missouri high school coaches to reach 600 wins. He is just one of five coaches in that elite company who’s still an active coach.

“I still get butterflies before a game. It never goes away,” Layman told the student body after accepting the recognition.

It’s a feeling he doesn’t want to end in the near future.

The complete story is in the Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 Richmond News.

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