SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO)-- Allen County-Scottsville High School hired a very familiar name to lead the Lady Patriots basketball program Wednesday, as Greg Dunn was introduced as coach.
He replaces Brad Bonds, who stepped down in May to take over as coach of the ACS boys team.
"I've been here before," Dunn said about getting the chance to coach for ACS. "I'm familiar with the district and the people having served as principal here and then over the many, many years watching girls basketball and coaching girls basketball in this area in the 14th district. I knew this was a premier program. "
Joining him on the staff as an assistant coach is former ACS standout and former University of Louisville guard Shelby Harper.
Dunn is a graduate of Bowling Green High School and took over as head coach of Greenwood girls basketball in 1995 and led them for nine years, winning 135 games, three district championships and a 4th Region title game appearance, coincidentally losing by two points to ACS.
He chose to step down to get into administration, serving as principal at Allen County schools and later Greenwood.
After retiring in June as principal of GHS, he couldn't pass up the opportunity to coach a veteran-filled team at ACS.
The Lady Patriots are led by seniors Sarah Sutton, Mason Towery, and Jaylee Woods.
Sutton, a Murray State commit, averaged 18.6 points and 7.7 rebounds last season and is currently the program's sixth all-time scorer (1,617).
"I've heard nothing but great things about coach Dunn," Sutton said. "I'm real excited that he's going to be our coach and that we finally get to work with him."
Towery added 13,5 points and 5.8 rebounds last season and ranks as the 14th all-time scorer (1,033).
"It's felt like forever since we've had a coach with coach Bonds leaving in May," Towery said. "Kind of a shock to all of us but we were okay with it, we understood. To finally have (Dunn) in to get things started makes me really excited."
Woods averaged 3.7 points before an ACL tear in December sidelined her for the remainder of the season.
"I'm really excited to have an experienced coach and just to have a coach, in general, is awesome," Woods said. "Lady Patriot basketball is a tradition and it's strong to have a coach right now."
ACS begins its season Nov. 27 against South Warren.