Skip to content

Doug Preston




Doug Preston, who has been coaching Franklin-Simpson since 2012, feels great confidence in the talent of area players as well as coaches, which challenges him to rise to the top as he prepares his program and keeps them playing at a high level. He is committed to his program year-round.

“I do believe I work very hard at coaching this game and I also believe my players work very hard,” he said. “One thing that is unique about football is that we put in all of this work preparing and developing players’ skills and then, when we get into the season, we only have one shot per week to demonstrate the things we are trying to put into play in our process yearly, monthly and weekly.”

Preston draws inspiration from many coaches and players he’s been fortunate to know, watch, or read about over the years. In his younger days, he loved reading about Bear Bryant at Alabama, as well as Vince Lombardi. He has also picked up a lot of ideas about how to do things from Dudley Hilton of Bell County, Sam Harp and many others.

“I really try to learn from anyone that has had success as a head coach,” he said. “I came to Franklin as a result of my daughter attending WKU. In 2012 Franklin-Simpson was looking for a head football coach and I thought it would be a very good opportunity. Turns out that has worked out well. I have been blessed to have a lot of success here as the head football coach.”

While there are many, Preston has to say his favorite memory from his coaching files comes from last year, when his team experience the 4A State Championship win over Johnson Central.

More Stories

  • Editor's Letter

    What better way to start off our year than by celebrating love with our February Bridal issue! Thanks to Tootie Finkbone and our partnership with the SOKY Bridal Expo, we are excited to unveil our Bridal issue at the January 21st SOKY Bridal Expo. Read More
  • Seven Elpo Law Attorneys Named 2024 Super Lawyers; One Named Rising Star

    Seven attorneys at English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP (ELPO Law) have been named 2024 Super Lawyers, and one named as a Rising Star.

    Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys nationwide, across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes, who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Candidates are nominated and chosen based on an evaluation of twelve eligibility requirements...

    Read More
  • Swan Lake Comes to SKyPAC As Part of World Ballet Series

    Swan Lake, one of the most beloved ballets of all time, comes to SKyPAC in an original new production on March 23, 2024. The one-night-only performance is part of World Ballet Series ongoing 2023- 2024 U.S. tour. Read More
  • SKYCTC Announces Award of Excellence Winners

    Each year, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) recognizes Faculty and Staff who demonstrate exemplary work ethic, extraordinary impact and a positive connection with students and colleagues at SKYCTC through the Awards of Excellence. These awards were presented to individuals in the categories of outstanding support staff, administrative staff, and faculty. Read More