Newsome named coach of the year
by Steve LeMaster
BETSY LAYNE Betsy Layne High School head coach William Newsome Jr. (Junior Newsome) has been named the 2010-11 15th Region Coach of the Year. Newsome will also be inducted into the KABC Coaches Court of Honor.
Betsy Layne senior guard/forward Nathan Martin was runner-up in voting for the 15th Region Player of the Year boys basketball award.
Earlier in the season, Martin led Betsy Layne to the All A Classic state championship.
Lady Cat Taylor Hott was runner-up for the Girls 15th Region Player of the Year award. The leading scorer for the Betsy Layne girls basketball team, Hott has signed to play for neighboring Alice Lloyd College.
Both Martin and Hott will compete in upcoming All-Star games. Hott will play in an All-Star game on March 13 at Warren Central High School.
Martin will be in action in an All-Star game on March 20 at Transylvania University.
The All-Star games will be held in conjunction with the KHSAA Sweet Sixteen boys and girls basketball tournaments.
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