Oliver Lucas Spells “TEAM” with an “I”


WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – Oliver Lucas is the new football coach at GRC.

The one-time Bryan Station head man takes the reins from Mike Riddle after three seasons at the helm.

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Lucas will be the Cards’ 4th coach in 7 seasons.

He brings plenty to the table: a 173-73 record in the high school ranks, stops at Bryan Station and Louisville Manual in addition to his start on the West Coast.  4 state titles as either a head man or assistant at the prep level.

Lucas also has a winning tradition at the collegiate level as well, including a national title at Colorado in the early 90’s.

His take on coaching?

It’s important to hire the right guys on the staff because not everyone can, or should, be a coach.  And, of course, it’s about players being first.

Hear from Lucas on why he spells “TEAM” with an “I” in the video.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com