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HCHS football coach heading to Franklin Co.

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By Becky Barnes

Just as Harrison County gets set to begin a new season, in a new stadium, it will also be looking at hiring a new coach.

HCHS head football coach Aaron Stepp will be leaving at the end of his contract year, which is the end of June.

“I just felt like it was best for my family,” Stepp said in a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon.

The Stepps have been in Harrison County less than a year, but for one complete football season.

Stepp said he met with his players on Tuesday afternoon to break the news of his move to them.

He and wife Melissa, along with their three children, will be headed to Franklin County where Stepp has been hired as the coach of the Franklin Fliers.

According to a Franklin County administrator, Stepp was introduced to his new team in Frankfort on Monday afternoon.

Harrison County Superintendent Andy Dotson said he had met with Stepp, however, he said he has not received his letter of resignation.

“He sees this as an opportunity to progress with his career,” Dotson said. “We wish him the best of luck.”

Stepp finished the 2008 season at HCHS with a 6-6 record. They also defeated West Jessamine in the first round of the playoffs and fell in the second round to Lexington Catholic.

The search for a new football coach will begin immediately with the posting of his position, said DeeGee Fischer, assistant superintendent.