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DR. OTIS A. SINGLETARY
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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.
CLIFFORD O. HAGAN
Director
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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arry is entering his fifth year as Assistant Director of Athletics for JL^l 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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FRANK HAM
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6 tu Wildcat Coach
JOE B. HALL
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
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.
LEONARD HAMILTON
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-
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. LANCASTER
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JOE DEAN
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.
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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 basketball.
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Jim Master is a weil-balanced individual.
The prep Ail-American, Indiana's "Mr. Basketball," is expected to give the Wildcats "instant offense." He's a shooter, a quick draw artist, a man who has seemed in a hurry to fill the Rupp Arena basket with shots from Patterson Street.
Master has seemed like that at times but he knows he has to come to grips with many situations now that he is playing in the Big Time. And he is adjusting.
"The college game itself has been the biggest adjustment for me," Jim was saying last week. "You know, in high school, I just had to concentrate on scoring. Here, I have to work on all aspects of the game."
While Coach Joe B. Hall realizes Master's obvious offensive skills, he's never been one to be content with a one-dimensional player. He's got to be pleased with how the freshman has been playing solid defense and how he has lifted the Cats on several occasions (like the Ohio State game) with hisdare we say it?boyish enthusiasm.
Right now, Master realizes he is in a shooting slump. He knows there are no magic cures for this common malady.
"I've been in shooting slumps before so I'm now thinking about my defense and different things. Once I get relaxed I think my outside shot will come. I think every player has ups and downs as a freshman," Master continues.
Confidence has never been a problem, you see. Master averaged 27.8 ppg his senior year at Harding High School in Ft. Wayne, Ind. and was shooting a fine 52 per cent from the field. Master, along with Kentucky teammate Bret Bearup were two of only three high school juniors to participate in the National Sports Festival in Colorado Springs.
Master might be just as proud of his accomplishments in the classroom. He was selected to the Indiana Academic All-State team by the Indiana Coaches Association. Again, balance. It's all part of Jim's game plan at Kentucky. There are academic goals as well as basketball goals.
Stresses Balance
"I think many freshmen hope to start out with a "B" average as a goal and I set that goal for myself this semester. I'm glad I succeeded in getting that 3.0 average," he adds.
As for goals on the court, Jim Master doesn't talk about Jim Master.
"Every team I've ever been on, I've just had team goals. It's true what they say, if you establish team goals and reach them, the personal goals will come along and you'll get recognition."
The balance that Jim Master strives for is also evident in one more area. His performance from the free throw line helps him deal with an occasional cold shooting streak.
"I think my strong point so far has been my free throw shooting," he says. (He's shooting 93 per cent!).
Coach Hall continues to show confidence in the freshman guard. Master ranks sixth in minutes played on this Wildcat team so far this season. It shows Hall knew what he was saying when he raved about Master's extraordinary abilities long before the season began.
"Jim is an unusual freshman," Hall had said. "He has the type of ability that makes it possible for him to step in and contribute immediately."
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o o 3 The Man Across the Water:
Joe Hall Spreads the Basketball Gospel
By Barry Bronson
Joe Hall doesn't know exactly where it happened that he became interested in international basketball. He does know about when it happened.
In 1951 the Wildcat head coach, then a young player fresh out of the University of the South, toured Europe as part of the Harlem Globetrotters traveling basketball circus. The tour covered most of Western Europe and North Africa playing in everything from bullrings to soccer fields to temporary "floors" made out of one-inch boards covering two-by-fours.
"We carried our own basketball goals, backboards and standards," Coach Hall recalls with a smile. "We were gone 58 days and we played 56 games.
"And I believe it was that tour, there was no question, that made me want to go back and see other countries. It gave me an interest in international basketball and I've been interested in its progress ever since," he adds.
Since that first trip, Hall has become a world traveler and a much-sought-after figure on the international clinic and speaker circuit. He has taken Kentucky teams on tours of Australia and Japan. One of the major honors he received came when he was named guest lecturer for the World Basketball Coaches Congress where he spoke before some 400 international coaches who had gathered in the Canary Islands. It seemed a natural outgrowth of the teaching commitment that took him to Alaska, West Germany and England to conduct clinics for the U. S. Army in previous years. This past summer he taught a week-long clinic in Santiago, Chile. He was a member of the 1976 Olympic Basketball Committee and in 1972 served under Hank Iba in the Olympic Trials at the Air Force Academy. He has coached U. S. All-Star teams in the World Invitational Tournament championship.
Coaches and sports officials from other nations have been flock-
ing to the bluegrass to learn the "Kentucky Method." Following the 1978 tour of Japan, the Japanese sent two of their coaches to Lexington. Mototaka Kohama in 1979, and Suehiro Nishio this year, took home valuable insights into the Americanand the Kentuckyway of basketball.
"The summer before last, the Japanese brought 25 members of their national team and their university team and stayed five weeks. We put them through our conditioning weight-lifting and practice program and worked out with them twice-a-day teaching them the Kentucky System," says Coach Hall.
"They left here and went to Mexico City for the World University Games. They had finished 25th in that tournament and that year, they finished 11th. So they were overjoyed with the improvement shown."
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"I see that the world is growing smaller and smaller and these countries are making great progress in basketball. The pro leagues that have started up . . . you know, we have Kentucky players who are playing all over. LaVon Williams and Jack Givens are in Italy, James
I see the world as growing smaller and smaller and these countries are making great progress in basketball."
Lee, Mike Phillips and Bob Guyette played in Spain, Larry Johnson played in Japan. So, we are interested in international relations, we want to further the image of basketball as it grows in those countries."
Joe Hall has never stopped learning from the way other international teams play the game, either. That's why, year after year, he schedules opponents like the Russians, Polish
Coach Hall put the Japanese team through the UK conditioning program.
National Team, Yugoslavia National Team and South Korean Team as pre-season competition.
"The international game does teach you some things," he explains.  "Of course,  it's a little
rough, it's a faster pace. There's a lot of difference in the way the game of basketball is looked at. Innovations are evolving (on the international scene) and that's interesting and good to learn."
For someone who has had much success against international competition, Hall sees areas for improvement. The recent game against South Koreans is a good example. The Wildcats beat up on the shorter, less experienced Koreans 107-59. Still, there were words of praise for the visitors from Hall who says he learned much from that squad and its coaches.
"They force you to make the defensive adjustment. Other parts of their game that were impressive were their passing lanes, their movement without the ball, they screened on the move a lot. And their training methods were interestingthe way they warmed up and ran their drills, their methods of stretching. They hadn't copied that from America."
The one-on-one contacts and friendships from the international experience are what Coach Hall will also remember.
"It has helped me professionally, spiritually and friendship-wise as well as having extended my knowledge of the game. This kind of contact hastens the understanding of different cultures and speeds up mutual understanding a lot more than if you toured as a tourist."
It is because Hall was treated so well overseas that he has always been anxious to