xt7pc824c083 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7pc824c083/data/mets.xml University of Kentucky 1980 Rupp Arena, Lexington (Ky.) athletic publications  English University of Kentucky Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. University of Kentucky Basketball Programs (Men) UKAW University of Kentucky Men's Basketball (1980-1981) University of Kentucky Women's Basketball (1980-1981) programs coaches Hall, Joe B. Hall, Terry cheerleaders players Minniefield, Dirk Rupp Arena UK vs. Ohio State University (December 3, 1980) statistics schedules rosters tickets Wildcat Tipoff: Kentucky vs. Ohio State University, December 3, 1980 text Wildcat Tipoff: Kentucky vs. Ohio State University, December 3, 1980 1980 2012 true xt7pc824c083 section xt7pc824c083 ENTUCKY
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UK Schedule______________________________________________________18
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standing Young Man by the same group. Lions Club International gave him an Outstanding American Award (1974) and he is the youngest person to be named to the University of Kentucky's Hall of Fame. He has three children by a pre-
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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.
Athletics Director
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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.
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 University, where she earned her B.S. degree and graduated with honors.
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Assistant Director of Athletics
Assistant Director of Athletics Wildcat Coach
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.
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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 1969, 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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