Hopkinsville could name a new football coach this week, and a source has told me that former Owensboro Catholic and Marshall County head coach Mike Lawson will be offered the job.
Lawson coached three years at Owensboro Catholic, compiling a 31-8 record from 2001-04 which included a trip to the Class 2A state semifinals in 2003.
His next stop was Marshall County from 2004-06, where he had an 18-14 record but never won a playoff game.
Lawson left for Central Hardin following the 2006 season and has compiled a 24-19 record in four seasons there. The Bruins were 9-3 in 2010 which included a first-round win in the Class 6A playoffs.
In 10 seasons as a head coach, Lawson's record is 73-41. The Meade County graduate also coached the offensive line at North Hardin High School.
Lawson's teams utilize a wide-open spread offense that features a balanced backfield. He had four different backs rush for over 450 yards last year and a quarterback that threw for over 1,100 yards.
If Lawson is named the head coach as expected, he will take over a Hopkinsville program that finished 3-7 last year and missed the postseason for the first time in 20 years.