2018-02-14 / Front Page

Lady Cats’ Graham 1-AA Coach of the Year

Kimmie Graham Kimmie Graham Lady Bobcats’ coach Kimmie Graham has been named Region 1-AA “Coach of the Year.”

The ECHS graduate joined Lady Bobcats’ coaching staff in 2004 and has been head coach since 2012.

She coached the Lady Bobcats to a 20-7 record this season. They host St. Vincent’s Academy Friday in the first round of the AA State Playoffs.

When Graham was asked if she could see herself coaching for another high school team, she replied, “No, Early County is where I want to be. I bleed blue and gold.”

Noting she had learned during her fourteen years coaching the Lady Bobcats, she stated, “You can’t teach heart.”

Of this year’s Lady Bobcats, she recalled “watching the entire team cry when we fell short to Thomasville High in our gym gave me the feeling that I had been looking for in a team for 14 years — Heart. Something that night assured me that we were going to be alright.”

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