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Lexington Christian Academy (LCA) announced that they have hired Doug Charles as its new football coach. Charles has 38 years of football coaching experience and has spent the last 8 years in the LCA football program.

Doug Charles
Photo Courtesy of LCA

“I’m extremely honored and excited to be selected to lead the magnificent football program at LCA. This amazing academy is such a special place and I look forward to continuing the rich tradition of LCA football. I welcome the challenge of keeping this storied program in the great shape it is in today. Most of all, I look forward to continuing to serve our awesome young men and their families,” stated Coach Charles.

Charles was a four-year letterman in football at Pikeville High School. In 1978, he led the state of Kentucky in scoring and was a key player in his teams’ 12-1 season and regional championship. He began his coaching career in 1980 and coached at a variety of places before he was asked to be involved in the LCA program in 2011. In 2017, he was selected as the National Volunteer Coach of the Year by the Blanton Collier Sportsmanship Group.

“We are thrilled to have Doug lead our football program at LCA”, stated LCA Director of Athletics Terry Johnson. “Doug is a man of deep faith that can pour into the young men in our program as well as continue the tradition of excellence on the field. We are ready to support him in every way possible to be successful here and we’re excited about the future of LCA Football.”

In the 2018 season LCA football went 9-4 making it to the Regional Championship round of the playoffs.


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