Trigg County has named Salvador Lara their new girls soccer coach.
TCHS athletic director Jim Perrin said Lara was chosen from a handful of applicants, but that his coaching experience is what made him the favorite for the job.
Lara coached five years at University Heights Academy and Christian County, compiling a 23-49-13 record.
At UHA from 2003-05, the Lady Blazers won 14 games and were district runners-up twice. The past two seasons at Christian County, the Lady Colonels won nine games, including a 5-8-2 record last year.
Lara takes over a Trigg County program that set a school record with 11 wins last year. The Lady Wildcats have advanced to the region tournament the past two years.
The new coach is familiar with what he has at the lower ranks, serving as middle school coach this spring.
Lara takes over for Christian Jarrett, who resigned after one season as head coach.
Perrin said an assistant coach for the girls team would be named soon.