Lone Oak coach Larry Heflin named National Coach of the Year | Schools
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Lone Oak High School girls tennis coach Larry Heflin has been named one of 22 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations for the 2011-12 academic year.
Criteria for the award include career coaching record, community service, involvement in other school activities, involvement in the sport at local, state and national levels, as well as the basic philosophy of athletics. In 40 years as head coach, Heflin has guided Lone Oak to more state championships (11) than any other girls program in the state, the last of which came in 2012.
In addition to his 11 state titles, Heflin has led Lone Oak to eight runner-up finishes, helping him garner a spot in the USTA Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2006, he was given the Garnis Martin Outstanding Coach of the Year award by the Kentucky High School Athletic Director’s Association and the Kentucky High School Coaches Association. He was previously named the National High School Coach of the Year in 2009 by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.
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