Associated Press names Booher 'Coach of the Year'

The honors and awards keep rolling in for Holmes basketball.

The Associated Press has named Holmes High School Basketball Coach Jason Booher the 2013 Kentucky “Coach of the Year.’’

Sophomore James Bolden was selected to the second team.

“It’s a huge honor for not only myself but for my basketball staff, which I feel I have the best staff in the state of Kentucky and the Associated Press recognized that with this award,’’ Booher said.

Booher has also been named coach of the year by the Northern Kentucky Boys' Basketball Coaches Association.

Bolden has also been named Ninth Region “Player of the Year” by the coaches association. In addition, Bolden has been offered several college scholarships.

Holmes finished the 2012-13 season with a 32-3 record.

Bolden averaged 18.5 points, 4.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.6 steals, all while shooting 42 percent from the three-point line and 80 percent from the free throw line. Bolden led the Bulldogs to the quarterfinals of the Sweet Sixteen before losing to eventual state champion Madison Central 65-61 in overtime.

Booher has been the coach at Holmes for three years. His record is 76-21. 

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