HARRY C. LANCASTER
Director of A thletics
The University of Kentucky athletic program has realized a steady growth since Harry C. Lancaster was named athletic director six years ago, with Commonwealth Stadium representing only one of many accomplishments during that period.
While the finishing touches were being put on the stadium last year, workmen on the other side of the campus completed a new ceiling in Memorial Coliseum and then reworked and painted the floor where many national basketball champions and Ail-Americans have been produced.
The ceiling went with a new roof previously installed. In addition, a Nautilus weight system has been added to the improved weight rooms and half of a regulation football practice field has been covered with artificial turf at Shively Sports Center.
There have been many other improvements, including an all-weather surface on the running track, where a press box and additional seats also were added, and a scoreboard for the baseball field, to name a few.
From 1946 until 1970, Lancaster was known primarily as the No. 1 assistant to basketball Coach Adolph Rupp. His freshman teams compiled 204 victories against only 57 losses. He served 16 seasons as head baseball coach and gave the school its winningest seasons in history by compiling identical 18-8 marks in 1959-60.
A native of Paris (Ky.), he lettered in football, basketball and baseball under Coach Blanton Collier at Paris High. At Georgetown College, he lettered in