LIBERTY - Casey County hired former assistant Perry Walters as its new head basketball coach Monday night.
Walters was one of four candidates interviewed for the position Monday night.
Principal Tim Goodlett said this morning that Walters was the choice.
"We felt Perry was the candidate that was best suited to lead our program for the next few years and take it back into district and regional contenders," Goodlett said.
Walters replaces Shawn Conley, who was fired after four seasons at the helm of the Casey program. Conley had a 33-79 record in that time. Walters becomes the fifth head coach in the past 24 years.
"There's some talent left in the program," Walters said today. "They've shown a lot of hard work, from what I've seen of them in the summer."