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Hawkins introduced as new football coach at Bryan Station

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Posted at 10:01 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 22:01:46-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bryan Station introduced its new head football coach Phillip Hawkins to the school community on Tuesday night.

Hawkins comes to Lexington from Apollo High School where he spent the last two seasons. He led the Eagles to the playoffs last season finishing 5-6. Before that he led Louisville Doss to an 8-4 record in 2017 during his fourth season with the school. He also led the Dragons to their first district championship in 20 years. "I had a fairly good amount of success at Doss," Coach Hawkins told LEX 18. " This is a similar kind of school and athletes and I wanted to be back in Central Kentucky. It just so happened that it just worked out for me. Long term this is where I want to finish my life out so why not finish my coaching career out?"

Hawkins has coached in multiple All-American games including the 2017 Adidas All American game, 2014 & 2016 US Army All-American games and was the head coach in the 2010, 2011 & 2013 US Army Youth All-American Game. In 2012, he was inducted into the Middle School Football Hall of Fame.

He is a native of Frankfort and graduated from Franklin County High School in ‘87. Hawkins played tight end under Coach Don James while at the University of Washington. He received his Bachelors in Health and Physical Education from Kentucky State University.

Hawkins takes over for Frank Parks who was fired after the season after eight years as head coach.