Greenup County hires new football coach

Lloyd, KY, February 11, 2020 – Zack Moore has been named as the new 2020 Head Football Coach at Greenup County High School.

He takes over the team from Scott Grizzle, who was recently hired as the new Head Coach at Hazard High School, after four seasons with the Musketeers.

Moore is excited to get to work. “I, our staff, and players are excited to build and sustain the best football as is humanly possible here at Greenup County,” said Moore. “Whenever anyone gets an opportunity to lead a program, it’s a big deal and there are always people that help you make it possible. I’m grateful that Principal Jason Smith, Athletic Director Matt Gilbert and our administrative team have offered me the opportunity to lead our program at Greenup County.

Moore spent the last two seasons at Greenup County as an Assistant Coach and Defensive Coordinator under Grizzle. “I’m also thankful that Coach Grizzle saw fit to bring me in as part of his staff and to the Musketeer community.”

Prior to his tenure at Greenup, Moore was a Defensive Assistant Coach and Defensive Coordinator at Morehead State University during the 2015 through 2017 seasons. He helmed the Raiders at East Carter High School from 2011 to 2014. He also served as an Assistant Coach at Kentucky Christian University from 2007 until 2009 and took over as the Head Coach at KCU during the ’09-’10 seasons. Moore also played at Morehead State as well as Carter High School in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Teamwork is definitely at the top of Moore’s list when it comes to reaching goals for the Musketeer program. “Working together will be a very important part of what we want to accomplish,” he said. “It takes more than just coaches and players to build and sustain what we all want. We’ll be laying out our plan in the near future to our community so they can see how they help the people that matter most, our players, develop into the type of team we all want to watch on Friday nights. We will always be committed to developing players, above all else.”

The 2020 roster will look a lot different than last year’s but Moore is confident in his returning and upcoming classes. “The upcoming season is going to look a lot different for us because we will be without a lot of guys that have played a lot since they were 9th and 10th graders, as well as some of the state’s statistical leaders. Our task is to continue to develop our returning guys so that they’re prepared to play at the highest level possible. That’s the nature of HS football, guys leave, now the next group gets to step up and have their opportunity. I’m confident that they will respond strongly. We’ll have them ready.”

Greenup County graduates sixteen seniors off the team this year, including Marshall University signee, Eli Sammons. The Musketeers finishes the 2019 season with a record of 4 wins and 7 losses.