|Bob Sphire. Photo credit: David McGregor.|
The new head coach of the storied Highlands Bluebirds football team has been hired.
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Sphire earned his first head coaching job at Knott County Central in eastern Kentucky in 1989. He coached the Patriots for two seasons before starting the program at Lexington Catholic in 1992 and coached the team to a 2005 state championship. Sphire also led North Gwinnett to runner-up finishes in the Georgia state playoffs in 2007 and 2013. One of his former players at Lexington Catholic, Wes Caldwell, is the current athletic director at Highlands High School.
Hearing the new football coach at Ft Thomas Highlands might be none other than former @LexCathFootball coach Bob Sphire. If this ends up happening, that's huge news in the local football community. @ftthomas— Ryan Lemond (@ryanlemond) February 4, 2021
Sphire said he plans to work with the returning players starting March 1. Highlands scrimmages Louisville Male on Aug. 6.