Coach John Burr – Region 5
Columbia High School / Adair County High School
Coach John Burr became a legend among Kentucky high school basketball coaches over his 27 year tenure at Columbia and Adair County. His teams won 568 games and while losing 262. The Adair County Indians would challenge for Sweet 16 “glory” in 1954 and 1955, making it to the semi-finals in 1954 and the championship game in 1955 where they lost to Hazard High School. Coach Burr was named Courier Journal Coach of the Year in 1955 when his Indians finished with a 39-4 record. Coach John Burr was a fierce competitor whose teams exemplified his spirit. He is still considered by many the “Dean” of 5th region coaches.