Basketball

EdJonesEd Jones played basketball at Benton High School scoring the first varsity basket in the Chambers Memorial Gymnasium and later coached the last Benton High School Basketball team before becoming the first athletic director of the Marshall County High School consolidation.

Jones attended college at University of Tennessee at Martin, where he held numerous records in men’s basketball.  Coach Jones emphasized with great success fundamentals and developing players to make decisions.  He continues to use his leadership development skills in mission projects through the Benton Church of Christ.

JP-55JP discusses what defines him as a person and how it is important to #giveitback and what is  #PurchasePride .  As a bonus in this part shares an impressionable moment during a game where Coach Dan Haley challenged Richard Abraham against Madisonville.  JP also tells how memorable stories of watching his youngest brother Roy Roberts play at Tilghman.

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JP Roberts the voice behind JP’s Traffic discusses how playing sports provided him lessons that he still carries with him today.  JP played for the 1980 Class 4A State at Large Champion Paducah Tilghman football team during the fall and was a catcher in the spring for the Tornado baseball team.  JP discusses the coaching styles that influenced him as player and how that compelled him to give back.

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Michael Jordan letter to Paducah Tilghman High School Basketball Coach to Billy Chumbler for Team Academic Achievement

Billy Chumbler as a basketball player the Greatest Lowes Blue Devil of all-time.  He set the Louisville Invitation Tournament (LIT) scoring record.  He was recruited by Adolph Rupp of the University of Kentucky but chose to play college basketball at Mississippi State University and was the team captain at Murray State University.

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As a coach, Chumbler was inducted into Illinois Coaches Hall of Fame with an Illinois record of 492-196. He coached at Cairo High School and Century High School in Illinois. He coached at Paducah Tilghman and Trigg County with a Kentucky record of 288-93 compiling an overall high school coaching record of 780-289.

He is a current Dawahares / KHSAA Hall of Fame Nominee as a Player and Coach.  http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/hallfame/ScreenedNominees/Chumbler,%20Bill.pdf

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BillyChumblerBilly Chumbler as a basketball player the Greatest Lowes Blue Devil of all-time.  He set the Louisville Invitation Tournament (LIT) scoring record.  He was recruited by Adolph Rupp of the University of Kentucky but chose to play college basketball at Mississippi State University and was the team captain at Murray State University.

As a coach, Chumbler was inducted into Illinois Coaches Hall of Fame with an Illinois record of 492-196. He coached at Cairo High School and Century High School in Illinois. He coached at Paducah Tilghman and Trigg County with a Kentucky record of 288-93 compiling an overall high school coaching record of 780-289.

He is a current Dawahares / KHSAA Hall of Fame Nominee as a Player and Coach.  http://khsaa.org/httpdocs/hallfame/ScreenedNominees/Chumbler,%20Bill.pdf

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Caroline Steele played basketball from a young age but selected tennis as the sport to pay for her college.  Caroline was coached by Larry Heflin and had other great influences such as Bennie Purcell, Mel Purcell, Judy Dixon and Billie Jean King that inspired, honed and developed her skills and person.  She discusses the lifelong bonds and lessons that she developed through competing at the collegiate level.

 

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Caroline Steele played basketball from a young age but selected tennis as the sport to pay for her college.  Caroline was coached by Larry Heflin and had other great influences such as Bennie Purcell, Mel Purcell, Judy Dixon and Billie Jean King that inspired, honed and developed her skills and person.  She discusses the lifelong bonds and lessons that she developed through competing at the collegiate level.

 

Randy Wyatt is a Paducah Tilghman High School coach that has won multiple KHSAA State Championships in multiple sports as a coach and an athlete.
Randy describes the mindset that is required to win championships. He provides insights from his early influences on his career.
Many coaches and players excel in a single sport. But Randy Wyatt has a resume that is in very select company by winning championships in football and track as a coach and dominating his track events as an athlete.
What does it take from a player, parent and a coach to bring home championships? It is probably not what you think.

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This is the conclusion of Dax’s interview with Terry Birdsong.
Find out what Terry considers the highlight of his career. Terry discusses his trip to the Kentucky High School State Tournament as a player and a coach. He also shares some advice about high school recruitment and the most important thing to know if your son or daughter is going to play AAU basketball.

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Terry Birdsong is the Head Coach of the Calloway County High School Boys Basketball team.

Coach Birdsong discusses some of the challenges and rewards of successful coaching.

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