Hawkins returning to coach Charlestown football

Hawkins returning to coach Charlestown football


Hawkins returning to coach Charlestown football


Jason Hawkins, who coached the Charlestown football program for seven seasons, is set to return to the Pirates.

Pending approval by the Greater Clark County Schools board next week, Hawkins will leave Silver Creek after one season and shift back to Charlestown, where he went 60-20 and won a Class 3-A sectional championship in 2012.

Hawkins will succeed Darin Ward, who guided the Pirates during the 2014 season and went 10-3 while winning a sectional title. Ward left to accept the head coaching position at Boonville, his alma mater.

Hawkins never posted fewer than seven wins during his first stint at Charlestown. He went 10-1 in 2007 and 12-1 in ’12.

Silver Creek has a new athletic director in Jeff Harrell, who replaced Larry Richmer following Richmer’s recent retirement. Harrell must now find a football coach for a 4-A program that has only four varsity seasons in its history. Hawkins went 4-5 in his one year following coach Mike Donahue.



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