Russellville High School announced announced that Rex Booth will be the next boys’ basketball coach on Friday.
Booth is currently the RHS guidance counselor and has been working with the program on a volunteer basis with fundamental and individual trainings.
“We are very excited about this hire for our boy’s basketball program,” RHS athletic director Calvin Head. “We know how prestigious this program is to our school and community and we feel that Coach Booth will do an outstanding job leading this program in the right direction. Coach Booth has made a huge impact on our school already in his role as Guidance Counselor. He has been able to develop positive relationships with all of our students and has really brought great energy and enthusiasm to our school building.”
Booth was previously the head coach at Hopkins County Central, where in two years he was able to bring their boys basketball program up to par with the rest of the teams in their region and district. His first head coaching job was at Livingston Central, where he compiled a 21-11 record winning the District 5 championship.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to be selected as the head basketball coach at Russellville High School,” Booth said. “The Russellville basketball program has been and will continue to be one of the most respected programs in the Region and I am so excited to lead it into the future. I want to thank my family for supporting me and allowing me the opportunity to do what I love.”
Coach Booth has had the opportunity to work under some of the most respected coaches in the state of Kentucky such as Jeff Hall, Mike Wright, and John Tinsley. Coach Booth is also a Lindsey Wilson College Alumni, in which he was a part of their men’s basketball program for four years.
“I also want to thank the Administration at Russellville High School including Mrs. Kim McDaniel and Athletic Director Calvin Head as well as the selection committee for having the confidence to select me for this dream position,” Booth said. “I cannot wait to get started with our kids as we begin preparing for next season, which cannot get here fast enough!”