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1 f the honorable JOHN Y. BROWN, JR. Governor of Kentucky
JAMES G. AMATO Mayor Lexington- Fayette Urban County Government
JAMES G. AMATO took office as mayor on January 2, 1978. In doing so, lie became the second mayor of the consolidated city and county governments.
A native of Lexington, Amato has been a practicing attorney since 1964. He is a member of the Fayette County Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the 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.
As chief executive of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, the mayor is authorized to supervise, administer and control all departments of government.
The mayor is elected on a non-partisan ballot every four years. He is assisted principally by the Chief Administrative Officer and commissioners of the six departments.
JOHN Y. BROWN, JR., became Kentucky's 55th governor on December 11, 1979, succeeding Julian M. Carroll.
Born on December 28, 1933, Governor Brown graduated from Lafayette High School in his hometown, Lexington, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky in 1957. He graduated from the UK College of Law in 1960.
The Governor served in the U. S. Army from 1959-1965.
He has been named the Outstanding Young Man of America by the National
Junior Chamber of Commerce (1965), as one of the Outstanding Civic Leaders of America (1967) and Louisville's Outstanding Young Man by the same group. Lions Club International named him to a recipient of the Outstanding American Award (1974) and he is the youngest person to be named to the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame.
He has three children, John Y. Brown, III (16), Eleanore (14) and Sandra (13). He is married to the former Phyllis George. They attend the Walnut Street Church, Louisville.
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3 9 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 Singlctary, the eighth president of the University.
Dr. Singlctary was named president
Athletics Department
CLIFFORD O. HAGAN Director
Expansion of the football training room and addition of a beautiful player's lounge at Shivery 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
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-
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.
The indoctrination of Hagan into the UK   athletics   administrative structure
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 lias elevated the UK athletics program into a first class operation.
Hagan was named Athletics Director in July 1975 following Lancaster's retirement.
Hagan 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 Owcnsboro. 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 administrative Assistant to footpall coach John Ray, and was reassigned to the Athletic Director's staff in 1972 when Ray resigned.
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.
Ham graduated from high school at Nilcs, Michigan, and completed his undergraduate work at Indiana University and coached high school football and track at John Adams High in South Rend 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.
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.
SUE FEAMSTER Assistant Director of Athletics
SUE FEAMSTER joined the athletics recreation in 1972 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
in   JLy/z   and  director of women's athletics in 1974.
Feamster graduated from Franklin County High School where she was an outstanding tennisl 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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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
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
LEONARD HAMILTON is beginning his sixth year at Kentucky after serving three years as assistant coach at Austin Peay. 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 Rull-dog assistant coach while earning a masters degree in physical education. An outstanding student, Dean was named to the 1976 Academic All-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 Rasketball 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 Rase, in Frankfurt, Germany and the RAF Rase at Mildenhall, England in 1975. He also was Olympic Trials coach under
DICK PARSONS, in his eighth year as Joe R. Hall's No. 1 assistant, returned to the University as baseball coach in ] 969. 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. Pie 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 Harlan 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 recruitinsr 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
Dirk Minniefield G Fr. 6-3 180
Bo Lanter G So. 6-1 175
Chris Gettelfinger G Jr. 6-2 190
Jay Shidler G Sr. 6-1 187
Sam Bowie C Fr. 7-1 219
Derrick Hord F Fr. 6-6 210
Tom Heitz F Fr. 6-8 215
Chuck Verderber F So. 6-6 220
Fred Cowan C-F Jr. 6-8 210
Charles Hurt F Fr. 6-6 215
LaVon Williams F Sr. 6-7 220
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18  Lexington, Ky.
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21 Sq. Knoxville, Tenn. 21 3L Lawrenceville, III.
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S! 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. Tom Heitz
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The middle-aged father peered over his glasses with concerned eyes as he talked on his office phone with a dry cleaning firm, trying to locate his sons' suits. The next afternoon was first home game for Kentucky and his boys needed their suits.
The friendly, smiling face of Dill Keightley, the Wildcats' Equipment Manager, brightened as he learned from the cleaners that the suits would be delivered late that afternoon. The suits were the Kentucky uniforms and warm-up suits and his "sons" are the Kentucky players. Making certain that the team has it's uniforms ready for games is one small but important portion of Keight-ley's job, a job he has held for 15 years.
His dedication to his work is shown by the hours that he devotes. He is up at 3:45 a.m. five days a week and arrives at the Post Office where he is a letter car-
rier at 5 a.m. At 1:30 he changes hats (though he often carries the mail wearing his Big Blue baseball cap) and goes to Memorial Coliseum's equipment room where he dives into his work for UK. Practice starts at 3 p.m. and usually lasts a couple of hours. He usually leaves work at about 7:30 p.m.
He has been with the Postal Service for 24 years and all but eight of those years have seen him use his annual leave-time for UK basketball road trips. Most of the season occurs during slack periods which makes it possible for him to leave his route to another carrier for a day or two.
Among his duties are keeping the team's practice gear ready and in the players' lockers, over-seeing the team's autographing of memorabilia sent by fans, scheduling and notifying the players at Wildcat Lodge, organizing the shipment of the team's equipment on
Bill Keightley, UK's Equipment Manager.
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22 road trips, and last but not least, being a friend and "father confessor" to the players.
"These kids become like my own sons," remarks Keightley. "They've all got problems and sometimes its easier for them to talk to me than someone else."
Keeping equipment on hand is not a major problem for Keightley since Kentucky believes in the players dressing uniformly. The only difference in any of the players' appearances when they rim onto the floor is that Kyle Macy wears sweat bands on his wrists to help with a sweating problem.
"We are a team and we dress like a team," says Keightley.
Equipment sizes for such things as warm-up trousers are sometimes unusual but not a major problem. Sam Bowie, the Cats' 7-1 center, requires a waist-hand measurement of 38 inches and a trouser length of 42 inches, five inches longer than his 6-8 teammate Fred Cowan.
Keightley keeps a good supply of shoes on hand including 16V2's for Bowie and 12 DDDD for guard Jay Shidler. Some players even wear one size on one foot and another on the other. Though the shoe sizes are somewhat larger than found commonly in sporting goods stores, special shoes can usually be obtained from the manufacturer within ten days
and even faster in emergencies.
The recurring nightmare for all equipment managers is that one day the team will arrive for a game on the road and the equipment will not. "However, (knock on wood) I have never lost anything," laughs Keightley. "It is bound to happen someday but I hope not. After everyone leaves, I systematically go through everything that needs to be packed for a trip. You can't do it with people around you talking so I just wait 'til I'm alone."
His association with UK has given Keightley a chance to travel. He has been to Japan and Alaska, to most of the major cities in the U. S., and to twe NCAA championships.
Because of their responsibilities and livestock on their Fayette County farm, his wife is not always able to travel with him during the regular season but tries to make all the trips to post-season tournaments.
For Keightley, who proudly claims that he hasn't "lost any luggage yet," being Kentucky's equipment manager is a labor of love. A labor that Keightley performs as effectively as the Wildcats win games.
Assisting Keightley this season are head student manager George Fletcher, Tony Sosby, Roger Thomas, and Marshall Harris.
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