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Position: Forward Class: Sophomore Height: 6"6" Weight: 215
Birthday: 3-28-61 Hometown: Shelbyville Major: Arts and Sciences
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Expansion of the football training room and addition of a beautiful player's lounge at Shively Sports Center, new carpeting in the stadium football offices, a new basketball office complex in Memorial Coliseum, rearrangement of the baseball fences and a new surface for the running track are just a few of the recent improvements that signify the continuing progress of UK athletics since Cliff Hagan joined the Wildcat Staff eight years ago.
Recognized nationally as a progressive, business-oriented and promotion-minded administrator, Hagan has seen and overseen vast improvements in all phases of an ever-expanding operation that has encompassed 16 sports since the men's and women's programs were merged in July, 1978.
The merger, under Hagan's direction, has been orderly, with office space remodeled, and in some
The University of Kentucky has become one of the major institutions of higher learning in the United States under the leadership of Dr. Otis Singletary, the eighth president of the University.
Dr. Singletary was named president of the University in August, 1969. He had previously served as executive vice-chancellor for academic affairs in the University of Texas System and director of the Job Corps program for the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Dr. Singletary, a native of Gulf-port, Miss., holds degrees from Millsaps College and Louisiana State University.
As president of the principal institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth, Dr. Singletary is greatly concerned with the University's role as a land-grant institution, a "people's university" accesi-ble to all who can profit from education.
In the nine years he has been
cases created, to make room for the women's coaching and administrative staff.
The introduction of Hagan into the UK athletics administrative structure came in 1972, when he was named assistant to Harry C. Lancaster and given the task of implementing the Blue & White Fund for 57,600-seat Commonwealth Stadium and later for Rupp Arena. The fruits of his labors in this area have provided the additional financial support that has elevated the UK athletics program into a first class operation.
Hagan was named Athletics Director in July 1975 following Lancaster's retirement.
Hagan has also been an advocate of a strong scholar-athlete program, feeling "a genuine commitment to provide all the academic support and encouragement we can to help our athletes leave our campus with a college educa-
president, the University has grown to where there are now more than 22,000 students on the Lexington campus and more than 17,000 students in UK's 13 community colleges. The University has also become one of the major research institutions in the country.
Recognition of his service to the University was evidenced by the UK Alumni Association, which presented to Dr. Singletary its Alumni Service Award  an honor rarely bestowed upon a non-alumnus of the University.
Dr. Singletary is the author of two books and several monographs.
'A Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he is a commander in the U. S. Naval Reserve. He and Mrs. Singletary, the former Gloria Walton, have three children: Bonnie, Scot and Kendall.
The Singletarys live at Maxwell Place, traditional home of UK presidents.
tion and a degree."
On the personal side, Hagan received one of his highest individual honors in 1978 when he became the first University of Kentucky basketball player to be installed in the Naismith Memorial National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
He is married to the former Martha Milton of Owensboro. They have four children: Lisa, Laurie, Amy and Kip.
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Iarry is entering his fifth year as Assistant Director of Athletics for J Finance. Ivy, who came to the University of Kentucky as director of housing in 1969, is involved primarily with the administration and management of the business operations, and helps to develop and initiate policies for accounting procedures and related financial management.
A native of Alabama, Ivy graduated in 1961 from Huntsville High School, where he lettered in four sports. He is a 1967 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his MBA from Alabama in 1968.
He is married to the former Barbara Foster of Huntsville. They have one daughter, Kim, 10.
Ivy is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. Ivy of Huntsville.
Frank Ham became assistant director of athletics soon after Cliff Hagan succeeded Harry C. Lancaster as director of athletics. A native of Scranton, PA, Ham came to the University in 1969 as administrative assistant to football coach John Ray, and was reassigned to the athletic director's staff in 1972.
Ham graduated from high school at Niles, Michigan and completed his undergraduate work at Olivet College. He did graduate work at Indiana University and coached high school football and track at John Adams High in South Bend. He then returned to Olivet as athletic director and head football and basketball coach.
In 1962, he became assistant to the president at Olivet, with responsibilities in public and alumni relations. He was in private business from 1956 until 1968.
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Basketball Coach
Joe B. Hall begins his ninth season as head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats with eight returning letter-men, including three starters, and another banner recruiting class.
For the second consecutive season, the Kentucky freshmen have been tabbed the top group in the country. Last season, Hall led a youth-dominated squad to a 29-6 record and to three championships. The 1979-80 Wildcats won the Southeastern Conference title for the fifth consecutive year and claimed tournament championships in the UKIT and the Great Alaskan Shootout.
While leading the Wildcats to a 29-6 record last year, Hall upped his eight-year UK record to 183-60 (75.3%), an average of 22.9 wins per season, to keep ahead of the pace set by his former coach, Adolph Rupp, who averaged 21.5 victories a season over a 41-season span to become the winningest collegiate basketball coach of all time.
Hall has won such honors as Kel-logg's 1978 National "Coach of the Year," three Southeastern Conference "Coach of the Year" awards (1973, '75, and 78) in seven years, and nomination for Kodak's 1975, 76, and 78 (finalist) "Coach of the Year" awards.
In 1978 when Kentucky won its fifth NCAA title, Hall was also presented the Rupp Cup (presented to the SEC Coach of the Year by the Birmingham Tipoff Club) and Hall's most coveted personal award, the Dr. James Naismith "Peachbasket" award, which previously had been awarded to UCLA's John Wooden, Oklahoma State's Hank Iba, Kentucky's Adolph Rupp, and the Boston Celtics' Red Auerbach.
Entering this season, Hall's 14 year career coaching record stands at 259-116, (excluding a 17-2 record on a 1974 Australian tour, a 7-0 record on a 1978 Japan tour, and six pre-season exhibition wins against foreign and domestic teams) and that record was compiled against nationally ranked non-conference teams and teams in a conference that fast is becoming recognized as among the toughest in the  nation.  Broken  down, it
shows a 57-50 five-year mark at Regis, a 19-6 record at Central Missouri, and a 183-60 record at UK.
Hall began his tour as UK head coach in rather auspicious fashion, becoming in 1973 the first rookie coach in the SEC to be designated Coach of the Year by his fellow coaches and by Coach and Athlete Magazine.
Gathering such honors has been one of Hall's trademarks during a coaching career that began at Shepherdsville (Ky.) High School in 1956 and continued through Regis
Associate Coach
Leonard Hamilton was named the University's first associate basketball coach on Oct. 15.
Hamilton has been a Wildcat assistant coach for six years. He came to Kentucky after spending three years as an assistant coach at Austin Peay.
He has always been noted as an outstanding recruiter and as a defensive specialist. Most remarkable in his coaching career is the fact that in eight of his nine years on the college scene, the team he has been associated with has advanced to post-season play. Only in his first season at Austin Peay has Hamilton not been involved in a post-season tournament.
A native of Gastonia, N.C., Hamilton lettered three years in football and twice in basketball as a prep-
College and Central Missouri State College before he returned to UK July 1, 1965, as an assistant to his former coach, Adolph Rupp.
A three-letter winner and team captain in both sports in high school at Cynthiana, Ky., he played freshman basketball and one year of varsity basketball in the "Fabulous Five" era at the University before transferring to the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn., where he set a school single game scoring record and was team captain. Coach Lon Varnell, upon retirement, rated Hall as No. 1 of the three best players he ever coached.
After touring Europe with the Globetrotters in 1951, Hall returned to U.K. in 1955 to complete requirements for his B.A. and later (1964) received his M.A. at Colorado State.
Perhaps the best appraisal of the job Hall has been doing at the University came from Rupp, who died in 1977. "A good coach," Rupp said, "is a person who can take good material and win with it. Joe has done that."
He is married to the former Katharine Dennis of Harrison County, Ky. They have three childrenMrs. Rick Derrickson and Steve of Lexington, and Mrs. Mike Summers of Greenville, S. C.
ster. He captained his team for two seasons at Gastonia Community College in Dallas, N.C. He also captained his team at Tennessee-Martin, where he graduated in 1970.
The 32 year old Hamilton is married to the former Claudette Hale of McLemoresville, Tenn. They have a son, Lenny, 10. Coaches
Assistant Coach
A vital and vibrant member of the Wildcat coaching staff, Joe Dean enters his fourth year at Kentucky.
A native of Baton Rouge, La., he attended Baton Rouge High School where he earned letters in basketball and football.
Dean got an early taste of Kentucky basketball when he played against the Wildcats three years for Mississippi State University. After graduating from State in 1976, he served one year as Bulldog graduate assistant while earning a masters degree in physical education. Outstanding in academics, he was named to the 1976 Academic All-SEC second team.
Putting Dean's youthful enthusiasm to full use, coach Hall has appointed the young coach director of the annual Wildcat Coaching Clinic and the popular Wildcat Summer Basketball Summer Camp in addition to regular duties.
He is married to the former Ellen Elizabeth Anger of Jackson, Mississippi. They have a son, Scott, 1.
The Wildcats are fortunate to have the services of volunteer coach Harry Lancaster and part-time assistant coach Bob Chambers this season.
Both bring to Coach Joe Hall's program many years of basketball experience working with young players.
Harry Lancaster, former athletics director and assistant basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, came to Kentucky in 1946 and served as an assistant coach under the legendary Adolph Rupp until 1968. In 1968, he was named acting athletics director of Kentucky, and in 1969, he was named athletics director.
Bob Chambers has 20 years of high school coaching experience, 13 as a head coach. His overall record is 317-116. For nine years prior to 1979-80, he coached at Tennessee High in Bristol and fashioned a 228-68 mark and made three trips to the state play-offs. Last season, eight of his former players, including Kentucky's Derrick Hord, played college basket-bail.
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Quiet, serious, intense.
While those words describe sophomore forward Charles Hurt, there is a word that Wildcat fans are using and have been using all season to describe the 6-6 mus-cleman: consistent. Ask Charles to pretend he's a scout and describe himself and he might tell you the same thing.
"Well, I'm not bragging or anything, but if I were a scout I would say to the coaches, 'he's a pretty consistent player.' That's about all I could say," Hurt smiles.
Actually a scout could say more. Much more.
He could say that Charles Hurt has one of the best shooting percentages on the Wildcats or that he has moved into a starting role and exceeded all expectations. Scouts would have had no problem finding adjectives to describe Hurt's performance against Georgia in the Cats' SEC opener last Saturday. He scored from all over, rebounded and got out front on the Wildcats' fast break. With the Bulldogs collapsing on Sam Bowie, Hurt and Fred Cowan had their best games.
There was never any doubt that Charles Hurt would be able to contribute immediately to the Kentucky program. Last year, despite playing on a team with a handful of talented forwards, Hurt played in all 35 games, his best nights coming
Charles has always been able to confide in his parents.
"I just kind of prepared myself mentally to come in and work hard on the floor and off the floor in my school work," he recalls.
While admitting he gets turned on by the crowds' reaction to his spirited play, Charles prefers a more calm atmosphere off the court.
"I guess, off the court 1 keep pretty much to myself," he says, adding, "I'm pretty social but I still
With the Bulldogs collapsing on Sam Bowie, Hurt and Fred Cowan had their best games.
against Notre Dame and Auburn where he scored ten points against each. He also had one of the lowest turnover/time played ratios on the squad.
The adjustment to the college game and the academic routine is never easy for a player his first year. Last year, Charles admits he had to work to make the transition. It helped that home, Shel-byville, was only an hour away. The Hurt family is a close one. A deeply    religious    young man,
keep pretty much to myself. I do enjoy being with my family and friends. I'm a music fan but when I relax I like to think about home and family and maybe read the Bible."
It hasn't taken long for Kentucky fans to realize that Charles Hurt is a consistent performer. He's so sure of himselfin a quiet way, of coursethat he didn't make any New Year's resolutions. Well, not yet.
"I think I'll wait until March, maybe," he says.
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Academic Program Stresses Discipline
Ask anyone.
Ask a fan to describe the Kentucky Wildcat basketball program and they will use adjectives such as disciplined, tradition - laden, hardnosedand successful. That is the basketball environment that Coach Joe B. Hall's Wildcat players inhabit.
While those adjectives apply to the Kentucky program on the court, they also describe the program off the court. These players are STU-DENT-athletes and no collegiate athletic program can be justified unless the "student" is emphasized. At Kentucky, the result of the commitment to academics speaks for itself.
During the past eight years under Coach Hall, 21 out of 28 senior basketball players received their undergraduate degrees from the University.
Three Academic All-Americans have played for Coach Hall: Jimmy Dan Conner (1975), Bob Guyette-(1975) and Kyle Macy (1979). Chuck Verderber was Academic All-SEC last season.
Gone are the days when a young athlete could just take a few phys ed courses, get his sheepskin and count on getting a high school coaching job.
"Academics are so much tougher than it used to be," said Hall. "There is so much more responsi-
Three Academic All-Americans have played for Coach Hall.
bility to see that your players get through with a good education.
"There are many reasons for this commitment to the student-athletes. First of all, I graduated here at the University and I had prodding to stay in line, I had people who cared about me and my future. But I saw student athletes that did miss classes, and for missing classes, flunk out of school and never receive a college degree."
The commitment to the well-rounded athlete starts with recruitment.
"We talk to the parents. We sell them on our program here at Ken-
tucky. So we have an obligation to "Second, we have an investment
the parents to see to it that their in the athlete from our recruitment
sons do not neglect their educa- and the work that we put in devel-
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The Kentucky program involves the student-athlete with academic advisers, tutors, daily breakfast sessions with the basketball academic adviser and supervised evening study halls. Coach Hall receives a weekly report from each of the student's professors and academic advisers as well as a daily report on class attendance.
Supervising the basketball program's four graduate assistants is Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Affairs, Bob Bradley.
"The idea of our program is to provide the day-to-day guidance toward the degree," said Bradley. "We believe in preventive counsel-
Chuck Verderber was All-Academic SEC in 1980.
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players will tell you one of the reasons they chose the University is the disciplineon and off the court that has become a tradition here.
"It (discipline) has become a tradition here," added Coach Hall. "How do the military schools maintain it, how do other schools that have the same philosophyI think it is just tradition. Our older players recognize the good that it does, and they recognize our program the exposure and the fishbowl that they live inand they are very appreciative that we handled them
"The older players don't want that tradition to be let down . . ."
through their formative years like we did and now that they are near the completion of it, they see the changes they've made. So they are encouraging to our younger players. The older players don't want that tradition to be let down and they pretty much see to it that it gets carried out."
"Our program wouldn't work if it weren't for Coach Hall," said Bradley, adding, "If I need to see him, I get in and if we have a problem, he moves expeditiously. I don't know of many coaches who have sat starters (on the bench) when he thought it in the best interests of the kids. He believes in kids and the academic program falls into line with that."
Such a program takes a while to develop. The goal is to get the academic program to a point where it carries itself and, says Hall, "ours is about at that point."
"We have very little problem with class attendance and academics because we have a program in gear and it is pretty much accepted by all our players."
And what of the rewards for the student-athlete? The young player must benefit from his Kentucky experience long after the cheers of 23,000 fans at Rupp Arena fade. The discipline stressed at UK is carried over into the world of professional athletics, the world of business, the world of education, the world of medicine, law and administration.
"Well," said Hall, "you know you are doing what's right for them and they are going to know it sooner or later. Very seldom does one fail to come back and thank us."
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