H.S. FOOTBALL | DuPont Manual's Carmony explains return to coaching

09/30/2016 06:30 PM

DuPont Manual is 6-0 this season under their new head coach. He is new to Manual, but far from new to coaching.

“At that point I had done it for 24 years. You know, I started coaching when I was 19 years old, which you can’t even do any more.”

Scott Carmony has an extensive coaching background to say the least.

“I started out at J-Town High School actually working for the guy that is calling our defense now- Steve Bocko. Then, I moved to Ballard as an assistant coach. Then I came here, I was an assistant coach for Gerry Mayes who is now the principal- worked for him for a couple of years. Then I got my first head coaching job out at Butler High School. I moved from Butler High School to Tates Creek in Lexington and then I moved back here from Lexington when I found out we were having twins- I took the head coaching job at J-Town High School. Went back to Butler for the second time as a head coach and then I got out for a couple of years and Jerry Mays started talking to me about this job and one thing led to another and here we are,” Carmony explained.

He walked away from coaching in 2012 with only one thing that could get him back into the game.

“This is the only- the one and only school that I would have gotten back into it for. And that that might sound a little phony or hokey right now because I’m here but it’s not.”

His now 11-year-old twin daughters were a large part in his decision to leave coaching; he wanted more time to go to their school activities and attend their field hockey games. They also played a role in his return to the gridiron.

“I had sat them down and I said ‘girls i have something I really need to talk to you about’ and I had my cellphone right beside me and if I saw that their shoulders slumped or them just kind of put their head down I was going to call Gerry Mayes and tell him I was out and I wasn’t going to take the job or whatever but they were excited,” Carmony added.

During his time off he also went back to school to be a principal or administrator. He said he still makes going to his girls’ activities a priority. Carmony isn’t sure how long he’ll stay in coaching this time around, but he’ll know when the time is right.

“Once I feel good- that this program is much better than the way that I found it, then it’ll be time. And I don’t know when that is, but I’ll know when it’s time,” he explained.

So until further notice, you can find Coach Scott Carmony calling plays from the DuPont Manual sideline each Friday night.

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