Augusta Independent Schools has hired Jason Hinson to return as the boys basketball coach, as well as P.E./Health teacher and athletic director.
Coach Hinson has been the head boys basketball coach at Bracken County the past four seasons. Prior to that, he coached the Augusta Panthers from 2011-2015, accumulating a record of 77-47 while at Augusta, with a stretch that included two district championships and a 10th Region All “A” Championship. Prior to his first stint with Augusta, he was the head boys basketball coach at St. Patrick for four seasons.
"With just having this position open last summer and getting it filled near the start of the dead period, from a basketball perspective, we wanted to try to get someone in here a little sooner this year and give them a couple of weeks with the team," Augusta Principal Robin Kelsch stated about the hire. "Overall, as an administrative team, we have a prior relationship with Coach Hinson and we're excited to have him back in our district."