Elisha Justice named coach at Pikeville


Former Shelby Valley star returns to Pike County



WDN File Photo Elisha Justice is pictured here when he played for the state champion Shelby Valley Wildcats during his high school days.


Teddy Paynter/Courtesy Photo Elisha Justice has been named the new head basketball coach at Pikeville High School.


PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Pikeville High School has a new coach and one that is familiar to Pike County basketball.

Athletic Director Jason Booher introduced Elisha Justice, his former point guard at Shelby Valley High School, as the new boys basketball coach Tuesday afternoon.

Justice played under Booher at Shelby Valley and helped lead the Wildcats to the All ‘A’ State Title and state title in 2010. In addition, he won Mr. Basketball in the Bluegrass State that same season.

Justice then played two years for the Louisville Cardinals under Rick Pitino before transferring to the University of Pikeville to play for Coach Kelly Wells.

This will be Justice’s second high school head coaching job. Before, he spent two seasons with June Buchanan in Pippa Passes. He went 32-20 in those two seasons, including a trip to the 14th Region Semifinals where the Crusaders lost to Perry Central.

In the 2015-16 season, Pikeville reached the 15th Region Tournament for the first time since 2013. Last season they finished 17-16 and lost in the first round of the region tournament to the eventual region champions, Lawrence County.

(Some information for this story was provided by WYMT – TV)

WDN File Photo Elisha Justice is pictured here when he played for the state champion Shelby Valley Wildcats during his high school days.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_elisha_justice.jpgWDN File Photo Elisha Justice is pictured here when he played for the state champion Shelby Valley Wildcats during his high school days.

Teddy Paynter/Courtesy Photo Elisha Justice has been named the new head basketball coach at Pikeville High School.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Justice.jpgTeddy Paynter/Courtesy Photo Elisha Justice has been named the new head basketball coach at Pikeville High School.
Former Shelby Valley star returns to Pike County
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