By John Wilbert/NEMS Daily Journal
GRENADA – Ashley Kuhn officially became Grenada High’s new head football coach on Wednesday morning.
The 35-year-old coach left after one season at Itawamba AHS to become the Chargers head coach. The Louisville native replaces Lamar Pitcock, who resigned after three seasons.
Kuhn went 6-6 and guided the Indians to the 2010 MHSAA Class 4A playoffs where they lost to Center Hill in the first round.
“It was a good opportunity,” Kuhn said on the phone Wednesday afternoon. “I felt like for me it was a school that plays some great football, and for me at the time, a good opportunity that you don’t get every often and that I needed to take.”
The former West Point and Lafayette offensive coordinator spent two seasons as Durant’s head coach prior to taking the IAHS position. He led the Tigers to the 2009 MHSAA Class 1A state championship game before losing to Mount Olive, 27-26, in overtime.
Kuhn, who replaced Jamie Mitchell at IAHS after Mitchell left for Starkville’s head job, is 31-9 in three seasons as a head coach.
Kuhn, a Louisville native, said he doesn’t know who the Indians will hire as their next head coach and he imagines the IAHS administration will get started on the hiring process immediately.