Irvine returns to Burgin as head coach

Don Irvine will return to the sidelines as the head coach of the Burgin boy’s basketball team. Irvine coached at Burgin for three years during the 1980’s and again from 2003-2012.

Daarik Gray
   The Harrodsburg Herald
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  Burgin introduced a familiar face as their new head basketball coach last week. Don Irvine will take over for Brian Kirk, who left to return home to coach his alma-mater, Augusta High School.

Irvine is returning to Burgin, where he coached for three years in the 1980’s and again from 2003-2012.

“I missed coaching and being a part of the team and the competitive environment. I love Burgin school and the students here,” said Irvine. “I felt I had given up the position (in 2012) that I was always happiest at as a coach.”

After Kirk, who compiled a 15-68 record in his three years at Burgin, left to return home, the Burgin administration didn’t waste time looking for a replacement. 

“The administration came to me right after Coach Kirk announced to them that he had taken another job and asked me if I was interested. I told them that I was, but wanted to think about it for a few days. I had to talk to my doctor about my health and talk to my family about the commitment I was about to make,” said Irvine. 

Check out this weeks Harrodsburg Herald for the rest of the story.

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