Hall of Fame

Basketball will no doubt be something Kentuckians from every generation will have in common. It stirs memories that span decades and will forever prove to be a conversation piece over which they can reminisce together and yes, even allow for some friendly debate.

For nearly 100 years, High School Basketball has been a source of every community's identity, character, and spirit, from the smallest town to the largest city. Understanding the value and contributions of the men and women who played and coached the game the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame has been established.

News & Upcoming Events

2017 (July) Inductees

The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame completed its six-year effort to recognized 100 players, coaches, and contributors with the announcement of the 2017 Class. 

These members will be formally inducted July 22 in Elizabethtown: 

Erin Boley - Elizabethtown

Robert Brooks - Richmond Madison

Darel Carrier - Bristow

Lisa Collins - Laurel County

Phil Cox - Cawood

Kyra Elzy - Oldham County

Manuel Forrest - Louisville Moore

Joe Harper - Brodhead, Monticello and Wayne County

Kenneth Kuhn - Louisville Male

Charlie Osborne - Flat Gap

Valerie Owens Combs - Louisville Butler

Harold Sergent - Ashland

Mary Taylor Cowles - Marshall County

Greg Todd - Berea and Lexington Catholic

Jack Upchurch - Wayne County

Bobby Washington - Lexington Paul Dunbar

Russell Williamson - Inez

Ray Vencil - Richmond Madison and Elizabethtown High

In the Spotlight...The Cecilian Bank!

The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame extends a very sincere thanks to our local Cecilian Bank for its tax credit purchase from the National Parks Service. The tax credit was a result of the restoration of our 19th century Church Building. The purchase will provide necessary cash flow to complete displays and exhibits for a July opening date this year. Again, many thanks to Greg Pawley and all the good people at The Cecilian Bank for "closing the deal."

Chief Consulting Officers

Deadline for Submitted Resume –
Chief Operating Officer position begins – April/May2017
Projected Opening of the Kentucky High School Hall of Fame Building – July, 2017
Salary Range - $35,000-$40,000 + benefits

Click this link to see where to submit your resume.

The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame Seeks a Chief Operating Officer

a) Provide dynamic leadership while directing and participating in staffing, financial
management, and operations.
b) Develop and implement a progressive program and strategic vision for marketing, fundraising
and educational activities.
c) Foster volunteer, board, and community relations.
Serves as Spokesperson and Chief Advocate for the facility.
Leads, directs, and participates in all marketing and fundraising initiatives and activities.
Develops an effective communications plan to enhance local, statewide, and national
awareness, interest and support.
Coordinates an educational plan with area schools.
Develops and implements the budget plan and annual report in conjunction with the Board
Analyzes visitor data for planning and goal setting.
Prepares and presents annual report to the Board.
Daily Operations: Responsibilities includes, but not limited to the following:
Gift shop liaison
Daily cash handling and visitation records
Maintains building security and safety
Primary contact for facility issues
Supervision of site staff and volunteers
Manages and leads staff, volunteers, and consultants.
Coordinates a volunteer recruiting plan and program.
Develops the strategic direction and establish initiatives to fulfill the mission of the facility.
SUPERVISION – General supervision will be provided by the Kentucky High School HOF Board

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2016 Induction Ceremony

The 2016 KHSBHF induction ceremony will be held on July 9th at the State Theater in Elizabethtown. The reception is at 5:30 and the induction ceremony is at 7:30.