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Jon Bentley resigns from Montgomery County

MT. STERLING, KY — Jon Bentley announced today he has resigned as head boys basketball coach at Montgomery County.

In his two seasons at Montgomery County, the Indians were 12-15 and 18-13. They lost in the district semifinals to Paris in back-to-back seasons, not making the region tournament.

Montgomery County will now be looking for their 8th head coach in 15 years. They have won the 10th Region Tournament twice in 1995 and 2013.

Jon Bentley graduated from Hazard in 1999 and led his team to the Sweet 16 in 1998, winning the 14th Region. Bentley went on to play at Eastern Kentucky University, scoring 738 points in three years

Coach Bentley was an assistant coach at Rockcastle County, Hazard, and Perry County Central before taking the head coaching position at Estill County in 2010. In his 11 years as head coach for the Engineers, Bentley guided his teams to six 56th District Championships.

In 2018, Estill County won the 14th Region Championship, making their first-ever appearance in the Sweet 16.

Coach Bentley posted on Facebook:

I am writing this post to formally announce I have resigned as boys basketball coach at Montgomery Co High School. I would like to thank the fans, students, and all of those who supported the boys basketball team. I am grateful for the assistant coaches, parents, and players who were involved with the program the last two seasons. It has been a privilege to coach at Montgomery Co. Emily, Ellie, and I are blessed this has been part of our journey for His plan and purpose 🙏

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