LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Henry Clay High School's longtime football coach is hanging up his headset after 27 years.
Sam Simpson is retiring as the head coach. He's been a part of the Blue Devils since 1992.
He led the Blue Devils to a Class 4A state runner-up finish in 1995, and with 193 victories he is the school’s all-time winningest football coach.
“I guess everybody knows when it’s time,” Simpson told the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. “It’s been heavy on my mind the last week or so, and when you think about something this much, it must be time.”
The HC Family would like to thank Coach Sam Simpson for 27 great years. Your hard work and dedication will never be forgotten. You impacted so many both on and off the field. You will always be our Coach. Enjoy Retirement. #ThanksCoachSimpson #WeAreHC pic.twitter.com/xxVOctFMmf— Henry Clay Football (@HCHSDevilsFB) November 26, 2019