Bryan Station hires former Defender to head boys’ hoops

Defenders hire 11th head coach in program history.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Bryan Station officially introduced Robert ‘Nimbo’ Hammons as its next boys’ basketball coach Monday night.

The former Defender hoops star works at Landsdowne Elementary in family resources and is set to get his master’s degree in social work.

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Hammons has been coaching summer basketball for the Charlotte Court since his time as an assistant at both Station and Lexington Catholic.  Hammons also spent time as the head coach of Lexington Traditional Magnet School before his time at Charlotte Court.

The new head coach at Station was part of the last team of Defenders to make it to the state tournament in 1989 (Hammons was a sophomore).

Hammons played college ball at George Washington.  Hear from Hammons in the video on why he took the Station job.

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