Culver departs from East Lawrence

East Lawrence will begin search for a new head coach after Bo Culver announced his resignation on Monday. Culver coached the Eagles for one season, leading them to a 9-2 record, the best in school history.

The East Lawrence Eagles will be looking for a new head football coach as Bo Culver has departed from the team. 

The decision was made on Monday. 

Culver, who served as Assistant Principal at East Lawrence, in addition to head football coach, will be joining Hamilton Schools. 

In his lone season with the Eagles Culver led them to a 9-2 record, the best in school history. During that season East Lawrence achieved their first winning season since 1997, won their first region championship and hosted a playoff game for the first time.. 

Despite the loss of 17 seniors, the Eagles are poised to possibly have an even better year in 2021. 

In a spring game against Lawrence County, East Lawrence showcased a high-powered offense in a 49-7 win over the Red Devils. Senior quarterback Isaih Hubbard tossed three touchdown passes in the game. 

With Culver’s departure, the Eagles will be looking for their third head coach in four years. Prior to Culver, James Moore left for a job in Georgia after two seasons in which he posted a 7-13 record.


East Lawrence will also be looking for a new softball coach. 

Don Smith, who has coached the Eagles the past three years, will not be returning next season. He was 32-51 in two and a half seasons at East Lawrence (the 2020 season was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic). 

Smith was in his second stint coaching softball for the Eagles, having previously coached them in the 2000s. In between those two stints, he coached softball at Lawrence County and Decatur Heritage. Smith also coached baseball at East Lawrence prior to his softball coaching career. 

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