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Brad Bonds Introduced as Patriot Coach
Brad Bonds

    The longest tenured Region 4 girls basketball coach is switching locker rooms at Allen County-Scottsville High School. After 11 years as head coach of the Lady Patriots, Brad Bonds has been named as the new coach of the Patriot basketball program.


   “For several years, this has been in my mind but the timing wasn’t right,” Bonds said. “This year when the position became available, I knew this was the right time. I have had to deal with a lot of emotions, sad, nervous, excited but I am ready to accept this challenge and make this move with these young men.”


   Bonds will leave the Lady Patriots after an 11-year stint in which his teams went 222-113. The three-time Region 4 Coach of the Year (2013, 2014, 2016) guided the 2015 Lady Patriots to runner-up in the Houchens Industries/Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tournament. In addition to the 2015 Region 4 championship, AC-S was region runner-up in 2013 and a quarterfinalist in 2009, 2014, and 2016. Under Bonds’ leadership, AC-S was the District 15 champions in 2013 and 2015 and was runner-up in 2009, 2014, and 2016. Bonds has guided the Lady Patriots to nine winning seasons in 11 years and to five 20 or more-win seasons (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).


    Coach Bonds graduated from AC-SH in 1994 and Campbellsville University in 1998. His first coaching duties were with the Barren County Middle School. Bonds coached for five years (1998-2003) in Barren County before returning to AC-S as an assistant coach under Angel Bonds and Garry DeWitt. Bonds succeeded DeWitt as head coach in 2007.


   In addition to basketball, Bonds was head coach of the AC-S softball program for three seasons (2005, 2006, 2007). During his tenure, Patriot Fastpitch won three district championships, was regional runner-up twice (2006, 2007) and regional champions in 2005---finishing fifth in the state softball tournament. Bonds career softball coaching record at AC-S was 97-24-1. Bonds also coached two years of softball at Barren County compiling a 30-25 record. Overall Bonds is 127-49-1 on the diamond.


   Bonds inherits a Patriot basketball program in a rebuilding process. AC-S posted a 9-19 record this year under coach Nick Chaykowsky---the eighth consecutive year in which the Patriots finished with a sub-500 record.  Bonds will be looking to lead the Patriots to their first District 15 title since 2010 and their first Region 4 tournament appearance since the 2012-13 season.


   The Patriots are expected to return multiple players who have started at least nine games in their AC-S career. Returning players include rising seniors Bryce Carter, Camden Carver, Jacob Lightfoot, Brett Rippy, Cayden Ross, and Chase Ward along with rising juniors Charlie Calvert and Owen Stamper. Rippy led the team in scoring (13.6) and assists (2.4).


   Bonds becomes the 15th Patriot coach in Allen County-Scottsville program history. AC-S basketball has an overall record of 603-615 in 44 seasons. Jeff Rippy---an assistant coach with Bonds for the past seven years and a former head coach at Monroe County and Trousdale County (TN)---will join Bonds as an assistant coach for the Patriots.  


   Away from the game, Bonds enjoys spending time with his wife Wendy his son Bryson (17), daughter Audrey (7), and son Easton (3). He also likes to play golf and read.

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