BELFRY, Ky. -- Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) honored Coach Philip Haywood for his championship-laden career and unmatched success as the Head Coach of the Belfry High School Football Team. Most recently, Coach Haywood was selected as Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.
"Coach Haywood's state football championships and national recognitions are only a reflection of the tenacious work that goes on behind the scenes - in the locker rooms, on the practice field and outside of Belfry High School," said Congressman Rogers. "Coach Haywood is more than a football coach; he is a life coach, driving hope in these mountains now for over four generations of football players and families."
Rogers presented Coach Haywood with a flag that had been flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor and a framed copy of remarks that Rogers submitted to the Congressional Record to recognize Coach Haywood's accomplishments.