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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CCHS finds new head football coach in former NCCHS, Georgetown College coach

Covington Catholic has a new head football coach./Twitter

The Highlands Bluebirds will be facing a new coach when they play the Covington Catholic Colonels  this year.

Covington Catholic High School announced the hiring of a new head football coach Monday.

Eddie Eviston accepted the position of head football coach. 

“My family and I are extremely excited about this opportunity to be the next head coach at Covington Catholic High School,” said Eviston. “It is no secret that great things are happening there and we are looking forward to being a part of it. I want to thank Mr. Rowe, Mr. Guidugli, and everyone else who has been involved in this process for their commitment and belief in me to lead this tradition-rich football program.  I also need to thank Georgetown College and Coach Cronin for all they have done for me and my family over the last 2 years. We cannot wait to get to work on this next chapter in our lives and continue the tradition of excellence that is Covington Catholic and CovCath football.” 

Eviston comes to Covington Catholic from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, where he has been the offensive coordinator since January, 2013.

Under his leadership, Georgetown averaged 506 all-purpose yards per game for the last two seasons and finished the 2014 season ranked 9th nationally in scoring offense.

Prior to coaching at Georgetown, Eviston was the head coach at Newport Central Catholic High School from 2010-2013.

During his tenure as the head coach at NCC, Eviston compiled a record of 35-8 and led the Thoroughbreds to the KHSAA class 2A State Championship in 2010 and 2012. Prior to being the head coach, Eviston was an assistant coach at NCC from 2006-2010.

Eviston was a standout student-athlete at Newport Central Catholic, earning 2nd team All-State honors in 1996 and winning the prestigious “That’s My Boy” award from the National Football Foundation in 1997.

As a player at Georgetown College, Eviston was a two year team captain, 3-time NAIA National Player of the Year, a 3-Time All-American, and was a member of the 2000 and 2001 national championship teams. He compiled a 41-1 record as a starting quarterback at Georgetown, and was also a National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award Finalist.

Covington Catholic Athletic Director Mike Guidugli said the school is very happy to have Eviston as the new head coach.

“Eddie is a very impressive young man who has achieved success at every level in football, as a player and as a coach," Guidugli said. "We are confident that his enthusiasm along with his leadership skills will inspire our student-athletes to reach their full potential both on and off the field. We are very pleased to have him join the CCH coaching staff, and look forward with excitement about the future of the CCH football program.”

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