LLOYD Greenup County boys basketball coach Robert Amis and assistant coach Jeff Large are suspended for the remainder of the season and a Musketeers player has been deemed ineligible.
Greenup County Schools Superintendent Traysea Moresea announced the moves on Friday night, minutes after the Musketeers beat Fleming County, 76-56, with Amis on the sideline.
The self-imposed actions are the result of a KHSAA draft report the school received on Feb. 20, according to a press release from the school. Further actions could be taken pending the KHSAA’s final report.
Moresea met with players’ parents after Friday night’s game, after which the moves were announced in the release, which did not name the player in question nor why he is ineligible.
“These decisions were made to protect the overall Greenup County athletic program,” Moresea said in the release. “Our main concern is for our student-athletes who have worked hard to reach their personal goals. We will continue to show our resolve to do things correctly on behalf of our students, coaches and the entire GC community throughout this process.”
Amis declined comment on Friday night but later tweeted, “Being from the mountains of eastern (Kentucky), you’re a fighter. My main concern is the well-being of my players. Even if I’m not allowed to coach, I would like to see the full team on the floor. The player in question has been eligible all year and I hope he gets to join his teammates.”
The Musketeers (20-9) will meet Lewis County on Tuesday in the district tournament semifinals in Lloyd.