Matt Brannon has been named head football coach at Daviess County High School. The announcement was made today during a football team meeting.
“It is my goal as an educator and coach to greatly impact the lives of the young people I work with every day,” Brannon said. “As head football coach at Daviess County High School, my reach into young people’s lives is greatly extended. Coaching and teaching are my passions, and I hope that I can pass this on to my players and students. I want to create a program that all players, past and present, can be proud of.”
In making the announcement, DCHS Principal Matt Mason said, “Matt will create an environment that is full of energy and passion. His experience on the high school and college levels will help give our DCHS students the best possible experience playing football.”
Brannon is currently serving as head of the DCHS Health and Physical Education department and is the Intramural director. He has taught health and physical education at DCHS for five years. Before joining DCHS, he taught general studies for four years at Beacon Central High School.
He graduated from Muhlenberg North High School in 1997, where he was a two-time all-state offensive lineman. He graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2003 with a double major in physical education and communications, and was a three-year letterman in football at KWC. Brannon also earned a master’s degree in education administration from Western Kentucky University in 2010.
He began his coaching career in 2000 as a varsity assistant at Muhlenberg South High School. He was named varsity assistant at Muhlenberg North High School in 2003; and joined the Daviess County High School football coaching staff in 2004 as defensive coordinator and associate head coach. He served as offensive line coach at KWC in 2013 before returning to DCHS as defensive coordinator in 2014. He has also served as assistant baseball coach at DCHS since 2010.
Brannon and his wife Megan have two children, Madaline, 7; and Morgan, 2. “My priority in my life is my family!” he said.
Brannon replaces Marcus Kimbrell, who served as head coach from 2006-2014.