Marshall County High School head football coach Ron Barnard has been named the 6A District 1 Kentucky Football Coaches Association's Coach of the Year for 2011. This is Barnards second year to be honored as Coach of the Year receiving that honor last year in his first year as head coach at Marshall County. Players and coaches receiving honors of local interest include 1A District 1 Player of the Year winner Jonathon Jackson from Mayfield High School and Joe Morris Coach of the Year. Kendall Deese from Murray High received 2A District 1 Player of the Year honors as well as Murray's head coach Steve Duncan. Paducah Tilghman's J.D. Harmon was named 3A District 1 Player of the Year. Shawn Berner, head football coach at Ft. Campbell received Coach of the Year for 3A District 1. Lone Oak head coach Jack Haskins was named 4A District 1 Coach of the Year. The 6A District 1 Player of the Year is Avery Pitt from Henderson County.
The KFAC awards will be presented at the 2011 State Football Finals on December 2nd and 3rd at Houchens/L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.