Jason Booher is a 1992 graduate of North Hardin High School in Radcliff, Kentucky. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Math secondary education from the University of Kentucky. He also received his Masters in school administration, Rank I in instructional supervision and superintendent certification from Morehead State University.
Jason Booher was the head boys’ basketball coach and assistant principal at Holmes High School in Covington, Kentucky before moving back to Pikeville. Before taking the Holmes job, Coach Booher was the assistant principal and head boys basketball coach at Shelby Valley High School.
During his 12 years as a head boys basketball coach, he won the 2010 KHSAA Sweet 16 State Championship, Back-to-Back All “A” Classic State Championships, five regional championships, and eight district championships. He was named the Associated Press State Coach of the Year in 2009, 2010, and 2013. His 2010 Shelby Valley team is the only team in state history to win both the All “A” State Championship and the Sweet 16 State Championship in the same season. He was named the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association’s 2009 Outstanding Coach of the Year for all sports.
Coach Booher is also a survivor of our nation’s worst drinking and driving crash, what is now known as the Carrollton bus crash. He has spoken in numerous states about the consequences of drinking and driving, as well as how to rebound from a tragedy to become successful later on in life. His testimony is titled: “FROM TRAGEDY TO CHAMPIONSHIPS: SURVIVING THE NATIONS WORST DRINKING & DRIVING CRASH”. He is married to PHS alum, Hilary Howard Booher. They have two children, Harrison and Jewel.