Two days after losing its boys’ basketball coach to Montgomery County, Oldham County High School has found a replacement.
The school announced Friday that Coy Zerhusen, an assistant for the Colonels the past five seasons, will take over as head coach.
Zerhusen, 29, is a 2002 graduate of Scott County and played basketball for four seasons at Centre College. He coached one year of middle school at Kentucky Country Day before joining the Oldham County program.
Oldham County athletic director Kevin Combs said officials quickly identified Zerhusen as the top candidate to replace Jason Holland, who took the Montgomery County job Wednesday. Holland was 92-38 and won two Eighth Region titles in four years with the Colonels.
“Sometimes if you don’t move quickly, the guy you want can get away,” Combs said.
Zerhusen noted that he has experience with different styles of play. He played the up-tempo game of coach Billy Hicks at Scott County and the grind-it-out style at Centre.
“I hope we’ll be just as tough defensively as we were with Jason,” Zerhusen said. “The key will be keeping the other team from putting up points.”