The Coaches


Head Coach

Keaton Belcher

  • Head Varsity Coach

  • Played at Pendleton County (’05) and Belmont University (’10)

  • Head Coach at Pendleton County from 2014-2019

  • 2X 10th Region Coach of the Year

  • Coached 2019 Kentucky Mr. Basketball and UK signee, Dontaie Allen

  • Married to Katie Belcher


Varsity Assistant Coach

Nick Dorning

  • Graduate of Simon Kenton (’01) and the Air Force (’05)

  • 8th Grade History Teacher at Gray Middle School

  • 10+ years Coaching Experience: Summit View Middle School, AAU, Newport High School, Ryle

  • Married to Danielle Dorning, 2 kids Ava and Carter


Head JV Coach/ Varsity Assistant Coach

Michael Kannady

  • Played at Simon Kenton (’03)

  • Coaching experience: Ryle High School Assistant Coach

  • Commercial Sales Executive at Victory Propane

  • Married to Elizabeth Kannady, 2 kids Alayna and Corbin


Head Freshman Coach/ Varsity/JV  Assistant Coach

Jon Erickson

  • Multi-Sport athlete at Ryle High School (’08)

  • 2019 inductee into Ryle Sports Hall of Fame

  • Currently in his 6th season as Freshmen Basketball Coach

  • History Teacher at Ryle High School

  • Engaged to Jessica White