Central City High School
Corky led Central City to three consecutive KHSAA Sweet Sixteen appearances, 1954, 1955, and 1956. During his high school career, he scored over 3100 points. He was named first-team All-American in 1956 (Dell magazine), and a member of several all-star teams including the Kentucky All-Stars in 1956. A four-year starter at Central City High, Corky was also named twice to the KHSAA All-Tournament Team.