The Knox Central football team will have a new lead man at the helm this season. January 3rd, Dustin Buckner was named head coach. However, with so much going on at the school at the time, a formal introduction was seemingly impossible. Instead, Buckner went straight to work, finding offensive and defensive assistants, as well as getting acquainted with his new team. Buckner and the Panthers have been hard at work through the summer already, hitting the weight room and the field house for as much work as allowed by KHSAA rules.
Buckner was born and raised in Jellico, TN. He graduated from Jellico High School in 2008. Following his high school career, he went on to play four years at the University of the Cumberlands.