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Adam Reed resigns from Bracken County

Adam Reed has resigned as the head boys basketball coach at Bracken County for the 2023-24 season. 

Adam Reed was named the head coach of the Polar Bears in the summer of 2019.  Reed played at Bracken County for four seasons from 1995-1998.  

Bracken County has records of 11-20, 8-20, 24-10, and 16-14 in Coach Reed’s four years for a total record of 56 wins and 64 losses. 

Bracken County had not won the 10th Region All “A” Classic since 1998, Adam Reed’s senior year, until 2022.  The 2021-2022 season was Bracken County’s best since 1955.  The Polar Bears won their first game in the All “A” Statewide Tournament, had their most wins since 1961, and made it to the 10th Region Tournament finals for the first time since 1955.

Adam Reed’s two sons, Blake and Cayden Reed, are four-year starters for Bracken County.  There has been no official word on if they will be staying next season.

Blake Reed is the school’s second all-time leading scorer with 3,119 points at Bracken County, just 73 points away from Austin Crawford’s 3,192 points set in 2017. Blake, a junior, has 3,481 points for his career entering his senior season. He could break “King” Kelly Coleman’s record of 4,337 points, but will still more than likely trail Lyon County junior Travis Perry. He is also 61 points away from the 10th Region scoring record of 3,542 points, set by Chris Harrison of Tollesboro in 1991. Blake already is top ten in Kentucky high school basketball history for points, field goals, threes, and free throws.

Cayden Reed will be a junior next season.  Cayden has 1,481 career points and is already in the top twenty in state history for most steals for a career with 292.

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