High School Sports

Dec 14, 2012 10:35 AM

Dunbar Fires Head Coach

Dunbar High School is searching for a new head football coach.

School administrators fired second-year coach Derrick Thomas on Tuesday.

Thomas went 4-18 in two seasons after taking over a Bulldog squad that won just a single game in 2010. Dunbar showed some improvement last season, finishing with three wins, including a 22-19 victory over Henry Clay. It was the first Bulldog win over a city team in five years.

Thomas said he was "surprised and disappointed" by his firing, adding that he believed the program was heading in the right direction.

"I thought our third year would be our break-out year because we'd have a lot of seniors and juniors coming back. I thought we were going to do some good stuff. But I guess they didn't see it that way," he said in a Herald-Leader interview.

Thomas played linebacker at UK under Jerry Claiborne and Bill Curry.

The next coach will be the fifth Dunbar skipper since 2007.

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