Nickell steps down as Bruins' head basketball coach

Matt Nickell spent 20 years coaching boys basketball at Central Hardin, including the last seven as head coach.

For Matt Nickell, what he was missing out on in life as boys’ head basketball coach at Central Hardin High School became a constant reminder that you never can get back time — especially with your children.

Following a few months of trying to figure out what to do, Nickell, 45, has stepped down after seven years as head coach. He also spent 13 years as an assistant coach with the Bruins.

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