West takes reins at MCHS

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
MCHS assistant coach Boyd West signals the #1 sign to the crowd as the game ends.

The transition for the state champion Marshall County Tigerettes will be an easy one with the announcement Friday that long-time assistant Boyd West will take over the head coaching job for David Steely, who resigned last month for personal reasons.

West, assistant coach for the Tigerettes since 2002, is a 1991 graduate of MCHS and earned his business degree from Motlow State.

West went on to coach with legendary coach Rick Insell at Shelbyville, where he was on the bench for six state championships and two runner-ups with the Eaglettes.

"David and I have always been good friends and he used to come over to Shelbyville and watch our practices," West said. "One thing David always said that if I would ever leave Shelbyville would I come back home. After the 2001 season I decided I wanted to leave coaching and spend more time with my family. He invited me for dinner one night and we talked about me coming back to my home to coach. The next day I went to practice and as they say, the rest was history.

"The first year we went 15-10 and we were trying to get them playing hard and buying in to what we wanted to do. The next . . .Pick up a copy of today's edition, Wednesday, June 4, 2008 for complete season standings and entire article highlighting West's upcoming year at the helm.