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Joe B. Hall begins his 10th season as head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats with 11 returning lettermen, including five starters.
While leading the Wildcats to a 22-6 record last year, Hall upped his nine-year UK record to 205-66, an average of 22 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.
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."
Judging from Hall's coaching honors, Rupp was as usual, right on target with his evaluation.
Hall has won such honors as Kellogg'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.
The 1978 champions, which had a 30-2 record, became the sixth Wildcat team to win 30 or more games, joining such illustrious company as the 1947 NIT runner-up (34-3), the 1948 Olympic Champions (36-3), the 1949 NCAA champions (32-2), the 1951 NCAA champions (32-2), and the 1966 NCAA runner-up (32-2).
Entering this season, Hall's 15 year career coaching record stands at 281-122, (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 becom-
ing 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 205-66 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.
During Hall's two years at Shepherdsville, the Rams won a Mid-Kentucky conference title and he was named "Coach of the Year" in 1958. He then served one year as freshman coach and five years as head basketball coach at Regis College in Denver, Colo., where he was also athletic director and earned   special   recognition as
4 ^ coach of the champion independent team in the area.
His next move was to Central Missouri, where he coached the Mules (19-6) to their first MIAA Conference championship since 1951 and their first Christmas Tournament title in history. He was named MIAA "Coach of the Year" (1964-65).
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 University.
Returning to U.K. again in 1965 an assistant coach and head recruiter, he was instrumental in adopting a running-conditioning program which obviously paid huge
dividends as the Wildcats capitalized on speed and endurance to offset a lack of size and advanced to the championship game of the NCAA Finals.
Hall became No. 1 varsity assistant and head freshman Coach to Rupp after Harry C. Lancaster was named permanent athletic director Feb. 1, 1969.
International Flavor
Hall's basketball renown has attracted world-wide attention in international circles and has catapulted him into a much sought-after clinician and guest speaker. He has taken Wildcat teams on tours of Australia and Japan, where he conducted clinics and shared his basketball philosophy.
Hall considers one of his major coaching honors came when he was named guest lecturer for the World Basketball Coaches Congress in the Canary Islands, July 1977, before some 400 coaches from the international set.
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 is married to the former Katharine Dennis of Harrison County, Ky. They have three children Mrs. Kathy (Mike) Summers, Mrs. Judy (Rick) Derrickson and Steve of Lexington.
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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. His tenure has been marked by rapid growth and a commitment to excellence.
"The University, with all its problems, is still the single most important institution in the state," Dr. Singletary has said. "Its network of influence is felt throughout the state, not just in the instruction of the state's young people but in the great pattern of research, the things we are doing to improve the quality of human life and the wide range of services we are providing throughout the state.
"Contrary to popular opinion, our institutions of higher education are not operated exclusively for students, or for faculty members, or for administrators, or for trustees  or, for that matter, for all of these. Historically speaking, universities have been created and supported by our society to perform important functions for the common good of society. This is the larger meaning of the term, 'the public interest,' as it applies to institutions of higher education."
Before being named UK president in 1969, Dr. Singletary served as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs in the University of Texas system and as director of the Job Corps program for the Office of Economic Opportunity.
The Gulfport, Miss., native holds degrees from Millsaps College and Louisiana State University. He is a nationally recognized history scholar and is the author of two books and several monographs.
In the 12 years he has been president, the University has grown to where there are now more than 23,000 students on the Lexington campus and more than 19,000 students in UK's 13 community colleges. UK has gained an international reputation in such diverse fields as medicine, business, engineering, law and agriculture. The University also is noted for its research in the fields of energy, tobacco and cancer. The Sanders-Brown Research Center on Aging is one of the first facilities of its kind.
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rphe story of Cliff Hagan's reign J. as chief of the UK Athletics Department has been one of fine attendance at the two big revenue-producing sports, increased attendance in Lady Kat basketball and men's baseball, and a steady upgrading of facilities.
The University will be host to the SEC Basketball Tournament in March of 1982 and the NCAA Championship Finals in 1985. The UK Relays were renewed this past
recognized Dr. Singletary's special service by presenting him its Alumni Service Award. It is an honor rarely bestowed upon a non-alumnus of the University.
Dr. Singletary is in the second year of his two-year term as president of the Southeastern Conference. As University President, he serves as chairman of the board of directors of the UK Athletic Association, the body which maintains overall policy supervision of the athletic program.
A Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, he is 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.
Hagan, who has seen and overseen vast improvements in all phases of the UK athletics program since returning to his alma mater as assistant athletics director in 1972, has under his command a total of 20 sports ranging from football and men's basketball in Level I, to women's basketball in Level II, and a baker's dozen sports :n Level
He was named in 1972, 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. Hagan replaced Lancaster as athletics director in July, 1975.
Hagan received one of his highest individual honors three years ago when he became the first University of Kentucky basketball player to be installed in the Nai-smith Memorial National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. At UK, he played on teams that won 86 of 91 games and an NCAA championship (1951). He went on to star in the NBA with the St. Louis Hawks and in the ABA with the Dallas Chapparals as player-coach.
Athletics Director
Assistant Director of Athletics for Finance Larry 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 of the Athletics Department. He helps to develop and initiate policies for accounting procedures and related tinancial management activities of the department also.
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.
Assistant Director of Athletics 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 1959 as administrative assistant to football coach John Ray, and was reassigned to the athletic director's staff in 1972.
Assistant Director of Athletics
Sue Feamster joined the athletics association July 1, 1979 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 Unive-sity, where she earned her B.S. degree and graduated with honors.
A former teacher and counselor, Feamster is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Feamster cf Frankfort.
Sports Information Staff Director
Russell Rice was named sports information director at U.K. in May, 1969, after serving two years as assistant to Ken Kuhn, who retired after more than two decades of service with the University. Rice came to the Wildcats from The Lexington Leader, where he was a general reporter eight years and sports editor five years. A native of Paintsville, Ky., he won letters in football, basketball and baseball at Van Lear High, served with the U.S. Marines in World War II, attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and received his bachelor's at the University of Kentucky in 1951.
For the past 13 years, he has pursued a hobby of researching Kentucky basketball and football. He authored "The Wildcats: A Story of Kentucky Football," and "The Big Blue Machine: A Story of Kentucky Basketball." His latest work is the Kentucky portion of a "History of the Southeastern Conference," updates of "The Wildcats" and "Big Blue Machine," and a new work to be published in November.
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Enthusiastic, hard-working Joe Dean is beginning his fourth season with the University of Kentucky basketball program.
The Baton Rouge, La., native earned letters in both football and basketball at Baton Rouge High School. From high school, he went to Mississippi State University where he played three seasons against the Wildcats. Dean was a member of the 1976 Academic All-SEC squad.
After earning an undergraduate degree from Mississippi State in 1976, he served one season as a Bulldog graduate assistant coach while earning a master's degree.
Besides his duties associated with the Wildcat regular basketball season, Dean also serves as director of the annual Wildcat Coaching Clinic and the popular Joe B. Hall Wildcat Basketball Summer Camp.
Leonard Hamilton was named the University of Kentucky's first associate basketball coach on Oct. 15, 1980.
Hamilton has been a member of the Wildcat coaching staff for seven years. He came to Kentucky after serving 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 nine of his 10 years as a coach on the collegiate level, 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.
He is married to the former Ellen Anger of Jackson, Miss. They have a son, Scott, 2.
Assistant Coach
Bob Chambers, a respected high school coach in Tennessee for 20 years, is now in his second season with the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
Prior to the 1979-80 season, Chambers coached for nine years at Tennessee High in Bristol, Tenn., where he compiled a 228-68 mark and made three trips to the state playoffs. Of his 20 total years in high school coaching, he
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spent 13 as a head coach. His overall record is 317-116.
Chambers works in all phases of the Wildcat basketball program, except off-campus recruiting.
He is married to the former Elva Jean Potter of Elizabethtown, Tenn.
A native of Gastonia, N. O, Hamilton lettered three years in football and two years in basketball in high school. He captained his basketball team for two years at Gastonia Community College, and also served as team captain at Tennessee-Martin, where he graduated in 1970.
The 33-year-old Hamilton is married to the former Claudette Hale of McLemoresville, Tenn. They have a son, Lenny, 11.
COACH HALL: "Coach Hamilton continues to expand his duties with the Kentucky staff. He has become a fixture in the Kentucky program, heading up our recruiting and assuming more administrative responsibility."
They have a daughter Robin Lea, 19, and son, Chip, 17.
The Wildcat Staff
Graduate Assistant Gordy Parido, a native of Winchester, is in his first year as a graduate assistant in the Wildcat basketball program. He has assisted the UK basketball team for three seasons, serving last season as a student assistant. Parido is a graduate of George Rogers Clark High School and earned his bachelor's degree from UK last spring.
Associate Trainer Assigned to basketball, Mc-Combs joined the UK staff in 1972 and returned in 1977 after a three-year stint at Clemson. A native of Belton, S. C, he is a 1971 graduate of The Citadel. Married to the former Shelby Burris of Belton, they have two children, Crystal and Emily.
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It was "press day" and Joe B. Hall was happy to stand back and let his players respond and soak in the attention.
"They are in the public eye and have an opportunity to exposure that very few people have and we want that exposure to help them. It reflects well on their future and if they are exposed to the public in a flightly manner, then that's not a good experience," Coach Hall told one scribe.
"But if they are able to present themselves, look good and speak well, then they have better opportunities all the way around. That is a function that I feel is my responsibility."
It was a confident but not cocky bunch of Wildcats who gestured, laughed and answered every conceivable kind of question that day. If this seemed like a more mature group than in recent years that was because it is a more mature group.
"We are a year older and, naturally, we are going to be that much better," said Sam Bowie, the big man who will be sitting out the first weeks of the season while his broken leg mends.
If there is a "grizzled veteran" on the team it would have to be senior Chuck Verderber. Verderber has missed some practice lately with a nagging back injury but anyone who knows the 6-6 forward from Lincoln, III., knows Chuck will be ready.
"I don't know quizzled veteran, guess I am, though, I we have had a lot
if I feel like a he laughed. "I just feel like of ups and
downs and a lot of successful times and I have been here when teams that were supposed to have done well didn't do well and those that were not supposed to have done well did well. I think this year we are looking to have more of a concentrated team effort. I'm not saying we didn't in the past but we are really working more on it this year than in the past and I think that once you understand how important team play and team defense is then this team will be successful," he said .
Hall agrees that maturity will make a difference this year but he isn't just referring to attitude. Take Melvin Turpin, the Wildcats' starting center.
12 "Melvin has really matured after a year in the program. The weight training, the running, he has just gotten a better body and is much more physically able to do what he would like to do," said Hall.
"I'm just glad Melvin's on the same team," volunteered Bowie, the man who usually goes head-to-head in practice with the Bryan Station product.
Naturally, all the assembled press wanted to hear about Bowie's leg (the cast has since been removed but Sam is looking at weeks of rehabilitation before he can practice). Hall heard the same question many times.
"You would like to make something positive about it and you would like to say this gives us an opportunity," said Hall. "This puts pressure on the whole squad and makes them work a little harder and perhaps someone will come up with a little more leadership. Then, you let your team develop without the star player and reach a peak and then interject the star player that could be a very good thing.
That is, if your star player is not too far behind in condition and can make the adjustment when he comes on the floor.
"It is kind of an 'if situation but we are going to make the best we can out of a negative situation," Hall answered.
The situation is this: the Cats play perennial powerhouses like Indiana, Ohio State and Notre Dame before beginning play in the conference. The SEC this season is as balanced as anyone can remember.
"Well," said Verderber the vet, "you have to look at Alabama and Georgia as the top pre-season picks (next to Kentucky). They lost some key people but they have some key people coming in. Mitchell, Carter and Jonesthey are tough and have experience now. You also have Tennessee. They always give us fits and always play hard. Coach (Don) DeVoe always has them ready to play.
"And all the other teams, well, they always look at Kentucky as their big game and they are always ready to play us," Verderber said.
It only seemed natural for the players to talk of improvement and possible titles while their coach
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talked of hard work and rules. But the goals are the same.
"Keeping to the rules is just a tradition here," Hall said. "These players live in a fishbowl and they see the changes they have made and they develop themselves. They don't want that tradition to be let down."
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NCAA Initiates a Few Rule Changes
rphere are a few rule changes JL this season in college basketball and Coach Joe B. Hall thinks some of them are "doozies."
"One is that we only jump the ball at the start of the game or the start of overtime," says Hall. "We alternate taking it out.
"There are some rules involving the free throw lanewhere people can get in, who can go to the basket and who can'tand there are some other technicalities.
"Five seconds is not a jump ball the ball goes to whoever's turn it is to take it out. So, the team that gets the five seconds call can end up taking the ball out."
Another rule change involves over and back. During a dribble from back to front court, the ball and BOTH feet of the dribbler must be completely in the front court for the dribbler to be considered in the front court.
This year, the NCAA will allow a player protection who is fouled in the act of dunking. The player this
year may grasp the rim if needed to avoid potential injury. Officials must discriminate between a player who is trying to avoid injury and one who is using a blank check to grab the ring.
This season, a player may not cause EITHER backboard to vibrate. Previously, it was only a violation when the opponent's board was vibrated.
Joe B. isn't one to grab tons of technicals. Still, coaches are very aware of the rule change which now assesses all bench fouls to the head coach. That is a two-shot technical foul.
Which brings us to the question: with all these changes, will the coaches know what to yell at the referee about?
"I can always find something to yell at the ref about," Hall said with a hearty laugh.
We salute the Kentucky Wildcats with the U of K pep song.
On, on U of K
We are right
for the fight, today.
Hold that ball
and hit that line,
Every Wildcat star will shine.
We'll fight, fight, fight
for the blue and white.
As we roll to that goal, varsity.
We will kick, pass and run
Till the battle is won
and we'll bring home a victory.
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