Posted: Jun 21, 2012 10:55 AM
Updated: Jun 21, 2012 11:04 AM
Lexington Catholic named Jonathan Kincheloe its new head boys' soccer coach on Wednesday.
A 2001 Lexington Catholic grad, Kincheloe served as an assistant coach for the Lady Knights over the last four years. He brings 10 years of coaching experience to the job, leading three club teams to the final four in state tournaments.
"We are excited to have Jonathan as our new coach. He has shown great potential as a veteran assistant to our girls' team. We look forward to the direction in which he will guide our boys' program," Lexington Catholic Director of Athletics Kevin Bruggeman said.
As a player, Kincheloe started four seasons for the Knights and helped the squad to to three final fours. He was a two-time all-state, all-city, all-district and all-region player. He went on to play four years at Transylvania University, breaking into the starting lineup as a freshman. He piled up accolades as a Pioneer, earning freshman of the year honors, first team all-conference, three-year team captain, four-year team MVP and conference player of the year his senior season. He was also selected as an NCAA All-American his final year at Transy.
Kincheloe replaces Greg Hilvers, who coached Catholic for four season. Hilvers cited changes in his family life as his reason for stepping down.
"It is a bittersweet moment. I have always wanted to be the head coach at LC, but replacing Greg Hilvers is going to be a tough task. I wish him the best of luck, and I look forward to this opportunity that has been awarded to me," Kincheloe said.