North Laurel hires LCA’s Nate Valentine as head basketball coach

Valentine headed home to coach Jaguars

Courtesy: Twitter

LONDON, Ky (North Laurel Athletics) – North Laurel High School is excited to announce the 8th head coach of the NLHS Men’s Basketball team, Nate Valentine, a native of London, Ky – will lead the Jaguar Basketball Program beginning with the 2019 season.
“I’m thrilled to be named the head basketball coach at North Laurel.
There is a ton of positive momentum in the basketball program and school right now.
I look forward to building on the winning culture that is already in place.” Nate Valentine, Head Coach.
“This has been an exhaustive search process to find the candidate whose model for success both compliments and enhances North Laurel High School’s Vision for continued growth in student-athlete’s performance in the classroom and on the court.
We feel Coach Valentine brings this to the table.
Coach Valentine, his wife Carries, and family will be formally introduced on Tuesday, June 11th at 6:00 in the NLHS Auditorium.
All parents, players, alumni, and North Laurel community are invited to attend.”- Jimmy Durham, AD

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