Beth Leaving Graves to Coach Golf at Marshall
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MAYFIELD - Aaron Beth is going home.

Beth announced on Tuesday that he was stepping down as girls basketball coach at Graves County High School. Beth says he's been offered the chance to coach golf at Marshall County High School. His daughter is expected to be on the Marshall County girls golf team starting in 2020.

Beth, who lives in Marshall County, said his new position will allow him to spend more time with his wife, an assistant principal at MCHS, and his two other children, who are also part of the Marshall County School District.

“I have nothing but positive feelings toward my players, my staff and the administration that I have had the privilege to work with and work for over the past five seasons,” Beth said. “It was not an easy decision. This opportunity to go back home just recently presented itself, and I feel that I can't pass it up. I wish the Lady Eagles the best of luck in the future.”

During Beth's five years as head coach, Graves County went 132-33, with five district championships. The Lady Eagles also won the 2015 1st Region championship, advancing to the state quarterfinals, where they lost to Allen County-Scottsville.

Beth starred in soccer and basketball at Marshall County in the late 80's. In soccer, he holds the school record for most goals in a single season with 56. He was first-team All-State in 1989 and 1990, and was named to the all Midwest Regional Team in 1990. He led the Marshals to Regional Soccer Championships in 1988 and 1989, with a final four appearance in 1989.

In basketball, Beth scored 1,325 during his time at Marshall. He was a member of the All-Purchase Team in 1989, was Purchase Player of the Year in 1990, and was a second team All-Stater in 1990. He helped lead the Marshals to Regional titles in 1987, 1988 and a final four appearance in 1989.

Aaron Beth is the son of Howard Beth, Kentucky's all-time winningest girls high school basketball coach and winner of two state championships with the Lady Marshals in 1982 and 1984.

Graves County High School Athletic Director Khristain Elliott said the search for Beth's replacement will start immediately.

Published 11:14 AM, Tuesday Jun. 04, 2019
Updated 05:32 AM, Friday Jun. 14, 2019

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