FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Eddie James has decided to stay at Franklin Co. to be its football coach after announcing last week that he would take the job at Highlands high school.
The story was first reported by State Journal Sports on Tuesday.
James responded to LEX 18 via text saying "A lot of people won't understand it but my heart is at peace [with the decision] and I believe in the work we're doing here and what we're building."
Highlands high school also released a statement on his decision:
Eddie James has backed out of his commitment to coach the Highlands Bluebirds football team. pic.twitter.com/RlN4D0szbB— Fort Thomas Schools (@FTSchools) January 12, 2021
He led the Flyers to their first ever state championship appearance last December, where they were in a back and forth matchup with Boyle Co. before falling in overtime.
In his four seasons at Franklin Co., James has led the Flyers to a 35-12 record.