Bate High School, Lexington Dunbar
A true gentleman, scholar, teacher and community leader – S. T. Roach guided the Lexington Dunbar “Bearcats” basketball program from 1943 through 1965.
Coming from Bate High in Danville where he was an “All-State” basketball player, he eventually returned as head coach of his Alma Mater. Here Coach Roach won 98 games before becoming head coach at Lexington Dunbar High.
At Dunbar, S. T. built a dynasty while winning 512 games and capturing 6 Regional titles and 2 “Kentucky High School Athletic League” State Championships.
S. T. Roach set lifetime examples for his players while overcoming obstacles and difficulties with “class” and “dignity.”
In the early 1960’s changes came and he led his Bearcat teams into 2 “KHSAA” Sweet Sixteen Tournaments.
Any of his former players will tell you that the legacy of S. T. Roach is about much more than just basketball.