*A 1955 graduate of Elizabethton High School, for whom he
played varsity baseball and basketball.
*Played a year of varsity baseball and basketball at Milligan,
graduating from the school in 1959.
*Began coaching career at EHS in 1959. Would coach freshman football,
junior varsity basketball and varsity baseball. Posted a 124-16 JV
basketball record over a six-year period. Went 37-26 in three seasons
heading up varsity baseball program.
*Coached Lynn View basketball (1966-68) and baseball (1967-68) for
two seasons. Went 42-22 in basketball, taking the school to its first
regional. Recorded a 43-7 mark in baseball, winning a pair of Upper
Lakes Conference championships.
*Head basketball coach for Sullivan East for two seasons (1968-70),
going 21-10 and 26-6 for a 47-16 combined mark. His second East team won
the Upper Lakes title and reached the regional finals.
*Coached Tennessee High in basketball from 1970 to 1979, going
228-79. Won three district championships and two regional crowns.
Reached the regional title game four times and made three sub-state
appearances. Also collected nine city championships (eight outright).
*317-117 record as varsity high school basketball coach. Record
including time as JV coach is 441-123.
*Assistant coach for the University of Kentucky from 1981-83.
*Set up nationwide video scouting service featured on CBS by Billy
*One of two individuals selected to represent Tennessee in the B/C
All-Star Basketball Camp in 1976-77, '77-78, '78-79 and '79-80.
*One of two individuals selected to coach the U.S. All-Stars in the
1979 McDonald's Capital Classic.
*Organized first summer basketball camp in Bristol and directed it
for eight consecutive summers.
*Worked in camps at ETSU, King, the University of North Carolina and
the University of Kentucky.