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Georgetown College football is setting to reload with a great 2016 signing day class. The Mid-South Conference East Divisional Champions will be adding 40 rookies come this fall from seven different states.
Two Scott County High School standouts will join the Orange & Black in kicker Tyler Dummer and defensive back Dylan Smith. Kentucky was the overwhelming state for recruits with 17 Bluegrass guys picking Georgetown.
Georgetown College football coach Bill Cronin continues to move up the ranks in the American Football Coaches Association. He has been on the board since 2007 and this past January in San Antonio was elected second vice-president as Tommy Tuberville stepped down.
The board elected Lee Owens, Ashland University, as president, while Rich Rodriguez, University of Arizona, was voted first vice-president.
"It is always an honor to be recognized by your fellow coaches. This is a responsibility I take seriously and an organization I believe strongly in," Cronin said. "I'm happy to serve and continue to help us make strides in football across the board."
As it is right now, maintaining each coach ahead of him remains a coach, Cronin will serve this year as second vice-president, 2017 as first vice-president and then be president of the AFCA in 2018.
Georgetown College football had 10 of the 130 Mid-South Conference student-athletes named to the MSC All-Academic team.
In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and must have achieved at least sophomore academic status.
Early Thursday afternoon the Mid-South Conference office announced the East and West football divisional players of the year and all-conference teams.
For the second straight season, the Tigers had a rookie honored as Ross Cox picked up the MSC East Offensive Freshman of the Year honors.
Cox averaged 50.1 receiving yards per game while amassing 401 reception yards with seven touchdown catches.
For the eighth time, Tigers' coach Bill Cronin was named the 2015 Ron Finley East Division Coach of the Year. After a 0-4 start, Georgetown regrouped and finished with six straight wins to claim the East title (19th MSC regular season championship). This is an award that is voted on by Cronin's fellow MSC East coaches.
Another honor to finish out the season came Monday afternoon for Georgetown College football. Senior Richard Grimes was announced as the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
The Tigers shutout a third divisional opponent in taking the MSC East crown Saturday. In the 22-0 win over University of Pikeville, Grimes had seven solo tackles and two assisted tackles. He also forced and recovered a fumble. He helped preserve the shutout by blocking Damir Karapandzic's 46-yard field goal try late in the first quarter.