Coach's Corner-Chris Nethery

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By Greg Woods

Basic bio




Shelbyville, Ky.

High School:



Eastern Kentucky University

Teaching position:

7th/8th Social Studies

Coaching Background:

One year freshman/JV coach at Berea, Seven years JV coach at Gallatin County, Six years Varsity coach at Eminence


Carrie Nethery, wife, Bradshaw Nethery, six, son, and Calliann Nethery daughter, one.

Outside interests:

I really enjoy watching my son play sports and spending time with my family.


Why did you get into coaching?

I was lucky enough to coach an AAU team while I was still in high school, and have had the coaching bug ever since.

What is your coaching philosophy?

I believe that kids learn valuable lessons through playing sports. Most will never play at the next level but they can take the value of hard work, and discipline and apply that to their daily lives.

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?

W hile I was an assistant at Gallatin County we had a great run in the regional tournament and came just a few seconds short of going to the state tournament before falling to Shelby County.

If you could have a couple of hours with any great coaching legend past or present who would it be? Why?

This is a great question. There are so many from multiple sports that I would like to chat with, but if I have to pick one, it would be Chuck Noll, Steelers great. I am a huge Steelers fan, and I think I could really pick his brain on how to motivate and sustain success.

What’s the biggest piece of advice you have for your players?

Play every play like it’s your last, because you don’t want to look back with regret.

If you could change one thing about high school athletics what would it be? Why?

The only thing I would change is beginning and ending dates of seasons, so that small schools that share multiple athletes were on a level playing field.