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1 the honorable JULIAN M. CARROLL Governor of Kentucky
Julian Morton Carroll became Kentucky's 58th governor on Dec. 28, 1974, succeeding Wendell H. Ford, who was elected to the U. S. Senate. Carroll was elected to a full four-year term as governor in November 1975 and was inaugurated in December of that year. Born in McCracken County in 1931, Carroll attended Paducah Junior College after graduating from Heath High School. He was graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1954 and received his law degree from UK in 1956.
Before becoming governor, Carroll, served three years as lieutenant governor and ten years as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, the last four as Speaker of the House. He is an active member of the Optimist Club and a former Jaycee. He attained the highest office in Kentucky for laymen of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1966-67 when he was named moderator of the Kentucky Synod. The Governor and his wife, Charlann, have four children.
JAMES G. AMATO Mayor Lexington- Fayette Urban County Government
JAMES G. AMATO took office as mayor on January 2, 1978. In doing so, he became the second mayor of the consolidated city and county governments.
A native of Lexington, Amato has been B practicing attorney since 1964. He is a member of the Fayette County Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, and tlic Kentucky Law Enforcement. He formerly held positions as Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Director of Citizens for Judicial Improvement, Inc., Municipal Court Judge and City Prosecutor.
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3 Administration
DR. OTIS A. SINGLETARY
President, University of Kentucky
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 Gulfport, Miss., holds degrees from Millsaps College and Louisiana State University.
As president of the principal institu-
Athletics Department
CLIFFORD O. HAGAN Director
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, re-arrangement 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 I lagan joined the Wildcat Staff seven 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 of last year.
The merger, under Hagan's direction, has been orderly, with office space remodeled and in some cases created to make room for the women's coaching and administrative staff.
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tion 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" accessible to all who can profit from education.
In the nine years he has been 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, and the University has 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 Awardan 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.
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.
i lagan also has 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 education and a degree."
On the personal side, Hagan received one of his highest individual honors last May 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. FRANK HAM
Assistant Director of Athletics
FRANK HAM became Assistant Director of Athletics in July 1975 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 administra-!ive Assistant to footpall coach John Rav, and was reassigned to the Athletic Director's staff in 1972 when Ray resigned.
Ham graduated from high school at Niles, Michigan, and completed his undergraduate work at Indiana University and coached high school football and track at John Adams High in South Bend in 1944-46 and then returned to Olivet as athletic director and head football and basketball coach.
In 1951, he became assistant to the president at Olivet, with responsibilities in public and alumni relations. He was in private business from 1954 until 1968.
SUSAN FEMSTER Assistant Director of Athletics
SUE FEAMSTER joined the athletics association July 1, 1978, with the merger of the men's and women's programs. Feamster had been the director of women's athletics prior to her appointment as assistant director of athletics.
A native of Frankfort, she came to the University as a graduate student in 1970, was named assistant director of campus
recreation in 1972 and director of women's athletics in 1974.
Feamster graduated from Franklin County High School where she was an outstanding tennis player and athlete. While in college she earned letters in tennis, field hockey, basketball and track from Indiana University and Kentucky State Universitv, where she earned her B.S. degree and graduated with honors.
LARRY IVY Assistant Director of Athletics for Finance
Adding a new dimension to UK athletics was the appointment three years ago of LARRY IVY as Assistant Director of Athletics for Finance.
Ivy, who came to the University as Director of Housing in 1969, is involved primarily with the administration and management of financial aspects, and develops and initiates policies for accounting procedures and related business management activities of the department.
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JOE B. HALL Head Basketball Coach
JOE B. HALL is beginning his eighth season as coach of the Wildcats, coming off a year in which he took a team depleted through graduations and molding them into a contender for the SEC title and receiving an invitation to enter the National Invitation Tournament. The team finished with 19 wins and 12 losses.
Since becoming head coach in 1972, succeeding the legendary Adolph F. Hupp, Hall has accumulated a record of 154 wins and 54 losses. His eleven year coaching record stands at 230-110. Broken down, it shows a 57-50 five year mark  at Regis  College,  a 19-6
LEON A HI) HAMILTON is beginning his sixth year at Kentucky after serving three years as assistant coach at Austin l'eav. An outstanding recruiter with seemingly tireless energy, Hamilton has contributed heavily to maintaining a high level of young talent at UK. Specializing in coaching defense, Hamilton has had a positive impact on Wildcat defensive
JOE DEAN, JR., played against the Wildcats for three years at Mississippi State University, before serving as Bulldog assistant coach while earning a masters degree in physical education. An outstanding student. Dean was named to the 1976 Academic AI1-SEC second team. A native of Baton Rouge,
record at Central Missouri, and 154-54 record at UK.
Hall became Rupp's top assistant in 1969 when Harry C. Lancaster was named athletics director. His record as freshmen coach was 60-15, including an undefeated (22-0) season (1971-72) which resulted in the Kittens being crowned National Freshmen Champions by Basketball News.
A popular personality on the clinic and convention circuits, Hall also has had much international exposure. In addition to the Globetrotters tour in 1951, and the "Down Under" tour in 1974, he has helped conduct basketball clinics for the U. S. Army in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska (1968) and at Ramstcin Air Base, in Frankfurt, Germany and the RAF Base at Mildenhall, England in 1975. He also was Olympic Trials coach under
DICK PARSONS, in his eighth year as Joe B. Hall's No. 1 assistant, returned to the University as baseball coach in 1969. Before giving up his position to join the basketball staff on a full time basis, he molded a baseball team (1971) which established or tied 15 school records. He is a graduate of UK where he played guard under former Coach Adolph F. Rupp.
Parsons came to the University in 1958 after an outstanding career as a four-sports star at Ilarlan High School, where
philosophy. A native of Gastonia, N. C, he lettered three years in football and twice in basketball. An outstanding collegiate player, he starred at Gaston Community College in Dallas, N. C, and at University of Tennessee-Martin. He is married to the former Claudette Hale. They have a son, Lenny, 7.
La., he attended Baton Rouge High School where he earned letters in basketball and football. In addition to regular coaching duties with the Wildcats, Dean's primary responsibilities will be recruiting and scouting. He is married to the former Ellen Elizabeth Anger of Jackson, Miss.
Hank Iba at the Air Force Academy in July 1972 and was a member of the 1976 Olympic Basketball Committee. In 1978 he coached the U.S.A. team that hosted the first International Invitational Tournament.
he had a three-year basketball scoring total of 1,276 points.
He was a two-time (1960-61) recipient of the coveted A. B. Chandler award, given annually for the player best exemplifying the qualities of leadership, scholarship, character and ability. Only four other Wildcats have twice been so honored since the award was originated in 1951.
He is married to the former Celia Cawood of Harlan. They have a daughter, Kathy, and a son, Ed.
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Kyle Macy G Sr. 6-3 188 22 2L
Dirk Minniefield G Fr. 6-3 180 18 
Bo Lanter G So. 6-1 175 20 Tr.
Chris Gettelfinger G Jr. 6-2 190 21 Sq.
Dwight Anderson G So. 6-3 175 20 1L
Jay Shidler G Sr. 6-1 187 21 3L
Sam Bowie C Fr. 7-1 219 18 
Derrick Hord F Fr. 6-6 210 19 
Tom Heitz F Fr. 6-8 215 18 
Chuck Verderber F So. 6-6 220 20 1L
Fred Cowan C-F Jr. 6-8 210 21 2L
Charles Hurt F Fr. 6-6 215 18 
LaVon Williams F Sr. 6-7 220 21 3L
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16 With our compliments. Long John Silver's Seafood Shoppes present the portrait of the 1979-'80 University of Kentucky basketball team.
The 1979-'80 Wildcat basketball team consists of (from left, seated) Assistant Coach Leonard Hamilton, Head Coach Joe B. Hall, Dirk Minniefield, Jay Shidler, Kyle Macy, Chris Gettelfinger, Bo Lanter, Dwight Anderson, Assistant Coaches Dick Parsons and Joe Dean, Jr. From left, standing, are Trainer Walt McCombs, Equipment Manager Bill Keightley, Charles Hurt, Chuck Verderber, Fred Cowan, Sam Bowie, Tom Heitz, LaVon Williams, Derrick Hord, Manager George Fletcher and Graduate Assistant Coach Dwane Casey. Derrick Hord
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The Southeastern Conference in recent vears has become more evenly balanced in regards to the relative strengths of the member basketball teams. In a poll of sports media representatives attending the annual pre-season meeting at SEC headquarters in Birmingham last month, Louisiana State was the choice for most likely to succeed.
However, the coaches attending the conference were in agreement that there would be a number of SEC schools that would be highly competitive and would be capable of spoiling the Tigers' hopes for a crown.
The Bengals received 40 first place votes to tally 624 points as the league favorite. Close behind was Kentucky with 23 first place votes and 608 points. The Wildcats were followed by Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Mississippi, and Florida.
"Pre-season polls are a popularity contest," Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall commented recently. "We were ranked No. 2 in the nation at the same time wc were ranked No. 2 in the conference. No one knows how players are going to respond during the race and the only way to determine who is strong is to play the games.
"We had a good recruiting year but our team has a lot of young players that need to gain experience. Georgia also had a good recruiting year that will help them and Alabama will be strong again. There will be a lot of people competitive this year. Auburn and Tennessee are also capable of being among the better teams in the SEC. It will be a fun year," said the Wildcats' coach.
Looking at the teams in alphabetical order, the conference shapes up as follows:
ALABAMAC. M. Newton has established the Crimson Tide basketball program as one of the winningest in the nation, having won 20 or more games in six of the past seven seasons.
Despite having lost the "SEC Player of the Year", Beggie King, the Tide will again be strong after a third place finish last year.
Senior guards Robert Scott, 6-1, and
Joe Hancock, 6-5, are back to run the Tide attack. Scott set a school record of 191 assists last season and averaged 20 points per game in the SEC and NIT tournaments.
Inside, the Tide has 6-6 Eddie Phillips, returning after averaging 14.5 ppg and 7.4 rebounds and shooting 60.2 from the floor. Ken Johnson, a two-year starter, who averaged 10.7 ppg last year, is also returning. Phillip Lockett, a 6-9 center, will move in as a starter in the place of the graduated Beggie King.
AUBUBNThe War Eagles are optimistic about their 1979 season with four starters returning and coach Sonny Smith's first group of recruits in camp. Auburn finished ninth in the SEC, 5-13, but reached the 1979 semifinals of the SEC tourney.
Smith played a lot of young players last year and hence lost only three seniors to graduation and they averaged less than five total minutes of playing time per game.
The nucleus of the team will be 1979 starters Bubba Price, a 6-3 senior guard, Rich Valavicius, a 6-5 forward, huge Bobby Cattage, a 6-9, 250 pound junior center, and Earl Banks, a 6-7 junior forward. At point guard, Eric Stringer and Lewis Card alternated last year and should be improved with a year's experience.
FLOBIDAJohn Lotz has eight experienced lettermcn back from last year's squad. The Gators finished 8-19 last season but six of those losses were by a combined total of seven points.
The front line is anchored by two year starter Reggie Hannah, a 6-8 forward/ center, who led the Gators in rebounding the past two seasons. Maurice McDaniel, a 6-8 sophomore, 10.7 ppg in 1978-79, and 6-9 Bob Van Noy, inactive last year, round out the front line.
In the backcourt are a pair of long-shot artists, 6-2 junior Mark Giombctti and 6-3 junior Jimmy Cotton.
GEORGIAAfter breaking even last season at 14-14, Bulldog coach Hugh Durham hopes to move Georgia into the SEC's upper-division this year. Georgia finished seventh in the SEC in 1979 on a
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LSU, Kentucky are seen as strongest of strong.
Durham must replace the graduated Walter Daniels at the guard spot after he finished as Georgia's all-time career scoring leader with 1,659 points. Returning are starters 6-10 center Lavon Mercer, 6-1 guard Jimmy Daughtry and 6-3 sophomore forward Eric Marbury.
Lack of depth has plagued Georgia in the past, but a recruiting year that included two of the most sought after prep players in the nation last yearDominique Wilkins and Terry Fairplus Derrick Floyd, a 6-4 guard, has added three that have the ability to play as freshmen.
KENTUCKY will be using a busy early season schedule to mold a team constructed of five of the nation's top recruits with a nucleus of veterans that includes seniors Kyle Macy, La Von Williams and Jay Shidler. Providing additional experience will be standouts Dwight Anderson, Fred Cowan and Chuck Verderber.
Coach Joe B. Hall feels good about the coming year. He points out the abundance of great athletes on the squad and that gives him an edge called versatility. With the returning players and the incoming talent, it should make for an exciting year in the Bluegrass.
LOUISIANA STATE welcomes back three starters and 11 lettermen from last year's team that won the SEC Championship with a 14-4 record.
DeWayne Scales, Ethan Martin and Greg Cook are the returning starters. The 6-9 Scales won All-SEC honors as a junior at his forward position. Greg Cook will move to center with All-SEC forward in 1978 Durand Macklin returning after an early injury in 1979.
The Bengals are ioaded with talent and depth, a combination that has earned them national attention from pre-season polls.
MISSISSIPPI will be led by 6-7 John Stroud, a scoring machine who averaged 26.3 ppg last season and was a concensus All-SEC player. Bob Weltlich played a lot of freshmen in 1979 and will have four starters back plus a lot of experience on the bench. Elston Turner, 6-5, will play forward opposite Stroud while one guard will be Sean Tuohy, 6-1, and the center will be 6-8 Tim Thomas. Chris
SEC Pre-Season Rankings
(1 st Place votes in parentheses)
Pos. Team Pts.
1. Louisiana State (40)............624
2. Kentucky (23)....................608
3. Tennessee (2)....................535
4. Alabama (1).......................429
5. Georgia .............................329
6. Auburn..............................318
7. Miss. State........................291
8. Vanderbilt..........................271
9. Mississippi.........................154
10. Florida............................... 90
Barrett, a 6-4 junior, is the likely starter at the other guard spot.
MISSISSIPPI STATE, which finished at 19-9 and a third place SEC tie with Bama and Va