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Coach Hall: My Life On and Off the Court

Joe B. Hall


Joe B. Hall shares memories that stretch across his ninety years. He tells of his youth in Cynthiana, Kentucky, where his love for family, the outdoors, fishing, sports, work, and Kentucky all started. He describes what is was like to be a student at the University of Kentucky in 1947, and a member of the celebrated coach Adolph Rupp’s Wildcats during the Fabulous Five period. Those famous five players made his chances of playing for Kentucky slim, so as a sophomore, he transferred to Sewanee, where he did play basketball well and acquired a great friend in his coach Lon Varnell, who took him ... More

Keywords: Joe B. Hall, Cynthiana, Kentucky, Adolph Rupp, University of Kentucky basketball, NCAA championship, Wildcat Lodge, Bobby Knight, John Wooden, Fabulous Five, Denny Crum

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813178561
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178561.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joe B. Hall, author