LOVELACE

Christian County athletic director and football coach Steve Lovelace stepped down on Friday afternoon. Lovelace was 100-67 in his career as head coach of the Colonels over his 14-year career at County.

Christian County Public Schools announced Friday afternoon that Christian County High School Athletic Director Steve Lovelace will no longer be fulfilling his duties. Lovelace has been replaced by interim Athletic Director Matt Baker.

The reason for Lovelace's replacement has not been made public by CCPS. The district has not immediately made clear if Lovelace is still the football coach of the Colonels. 

Baker is an assistant principal at CCHS. 

Lovelace, a Mayfield and Campbellsville University graduate, coached as an assistant at Hopkinsville and Christian County before becoming the man to lead the Colonels in April 2007.

After 14 years at the helm of the Colonel program, Lovelace finished with an overall record of 100-67, including a pair of trips to the KHSAA 5A state championship game.

Four years after taking the job as the football coach, Lovelace was named athletic director and had juggled both positions since.

On the football field, the program has seen brighter years under Lovelace.

The Colonels have only had five losing seasons under the longtime coach. However, three of them came in each of the last three years -- including one 0-11 season in 2019.

Editor's note: This story will be updated.

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