Finley Baird leaving Lady Cougar coaching after 7 successful seasons
By Jim Turner

Posted on May 9, 2020 3:54 PM


Logan County High School announces that Girls Basketball Coach Finley Baird has stepped down as head coach of the Lady Cougars.

According to Athletic Director Greg Howard, Coach Baird has decided to dedicate this upcoming year to her son Ashton and support him even more in his senior year.

While on the sidelines 7 seasons with the Lady Cougars, Coach Baird recorded the following:

- Overall 126-94

- 76-53 in regional play

- 49-9 in 13th District play

- 17-7 in Postseason play

- 12-1 in 13th District Tournament play

- Six 13th District Championships

- Five 4th Regional Tournament Semifinals

Howard says, “Thanks to Coach Baird for all her time and effort with the Lady Cougars and good luck going forward.”

Finley Baird was a highly successful high school player. She started in the regional semifinals for Coach Tim Owens’ Auburn Lady Tigers in 1982 in the last game ever played by a non-consolidated Logan County girls team. She started for the Logan County Lady Cougars in the first game ever played in that program, and she was a leader of that same team when Coach Jim Thompson’s Lady Cougars reached the 1983 regional finals. The Warren Central team which beat them won the state championship.

Baird played two years for Lindsey Wilson Junior College and then was a member of Coach Paul Sanderford’s WKU Lady Toppers team which reached the NCAA Final Four in Lexington.

She became a recruiter for WKU students in a non-athletic capacity and advanced to the number two position in leading that effort. During some of her time at WKU she was also an assistant basketball coach at Greenwood High School.

After her retirement from WKU, she came to work for Logan County Schools and serves as Student Services Director for the system.


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