Successful HS coach who never punts, always onside kicks lands head coaching job at Division I level
One of the most unique and unorthodox head coaches in high school football has landed a big-time gig.
ESPN’s Field Yates is reporting that Kevin Kelley, who was the head coach at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, will be named the head coach at Presbyterian College. Kelley has a unique approach to coaching, never punting and almost always attempting an onside kick when his team is kicking off.
Presbyterian competes at the Division I FCS level. It is a member of the Pioneer League.
At Pulaski Academy, Kelley’s teams won nine state championships and he was named the USA Today High School Coach of the Year in 2016. Last year, his team finished with a 13-0 record.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Presbyterian participated in the college football season during the spring 2021. The Blue Hose finished with a 4-3 record.