Patty Jo Hedges-Ward – Region 6
Louisville Western High School
Patty Jo Hedges-Ward was one of the most dynamic point guards to play basketball in the state of Kentucky. She was a fan favorite with her speed and incredible ball handling ability. Hedges-Ward was an All-State selection in 1979 while averaging 15.7 points per game, six assists and six steals. Patty Jo holds the all-time assist and steals record for Louisville Western High School. Currently, the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches presents the “Patty Jo Hedges Ultimate Teammate Award” each year in her honor to the girl who exemplifies her selfless style of play. She started at point guard for the University of Kentucky where she became a 1,000 point scorer and an all-time assist leader. Patty Jo played professionally and also played for USA Basketball where she won a gold medal at the 1983 Pan-American Games.