Willie Feldhaus has resigned as coach of the Male basketball team after three seasons.
Feldhaus made the announcement on Thursday.
“We decided to move back to Lexington,” Feldhaus told the Louisville Courier-Journal. “That’s never been possible before with my wife’s job, and now it is. Both of our girls were born there … and that’s what we consider home.”
In his three years with the Bulldogs, Feldhaus posted a 57-34 record with a district championship in the 2016-17 season. They made the 7th Region Tournament all three seasons, failing to come away with a victory.
Prior to his stint at Male, Feldhaus coached for three seasons at Pendleton County and nine at Russell County, compiling a career record of 258-176. He also served as an assistant at Madison Central, where his older brother, Allen Jr. is the head coach.
Feldhaus is a Mason County grad, playing for the Royals from 1980-82 under his late father, Allen Feldhaus. All three were a part of the Royals first state tournament team in school history in ‘81, finishing runner-up to Simon Kenton. Willie was second on the team in scoring during the ‘81-‘82 season, making back-to-back appearances to the state tournament before losing in the quarterfinals.
Willie Feldhaus expressed to the Courier-Journal he is not in the mix for another coaching job.
“I’ll find something to occupy my time,” he told the Courier-Journal. “But I’m not actively pursuing another coaching job.”