Former ECHS coach Holly named new Blount coach

Published 11:25 am Thursday, March 26, 2015

Former Escambia County High School head football coach Lev Holly has been named the new coach at Blount High School.

According to a story reported on, the Mobile County School board approved the hire Wednesday. Holly was scheduled to meet the Blount players Thursday morning and the parents later that evening.

Holly had previously served as an assistant coach at Jackson. He is replacing Mark Hurt, who was relieved of his coaching duties in February. Hurt was 22-11 in three years at Blount, reaching the playoffs each season.

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Holly was 5-15 in two seasons at ECHS, which he coached from 2012-13. He resigned in December 2013, and Royce Young replaced him.

Holly has also been an assistant coach at Vigor.