After several weeks of screening and meeting with our search committee the RHS Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Coach Rex Booth has been hired to the position of Boy’s Head Basketball Coach. Coach Booth is currently the RJSHS Guidance Counselor and has been working with the program on a volunteer basis with fundamental and individual training. Coach Booth was previously the head coach at Hopkins Co Central, where in two years he was able to bring their boys basketball program up to par with the rest of the teams in their region and district. Coach Booth’s first head coaching job was at Livingston Central, where he compiled a 21-11 record winning the 5th district championship. Coach Booth has had the opportunity to work under some of the most respected coaches in the state of Kentucky such as Jeff Hall, Mike Wright, and John Tinsley. Coach Booth is also a Lindsey Wilson College Alumni, in which he was a part of their men’s basketball program for four years.
Comments from AD Coach Head:
“We are very excited about this hire for our boy’s basketball program. We know how prestigious this program is to our school and community and we feel that Coach Booth will do an outstanding job leading this program in the right direction. Coach Booth has made a huge impact on our school already in his role as Guidance Counselor. He has been able to develop positive relationships with all of our students and has really brought great energy and enthusiasm to our school building.”
Comments from Coach Booth:
“I am grateful for the opportunity to be selected as the head basketball coach at Russellville High School. The Russellville basketball program has been and will continue to be one of the most respected programs in the Region and I am so excited to lead it into the future. I want to thank my family for supporting me and allowing me the opportunity to do what I love. I also want to thank the Administration at Russellville High School including Mrs. Kim McDaniel and Athletic Director Calvin Head as well as the selection committee for having the confidence to select me for this dream position! I cannot wait to get started with our kids as we begin preparing for next season, which cannot get here fast enough!”