Marshall County Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, Dax Myhand does a follow up interview with Dennis Foust. In Episode 10 you can reflect on how Dennis was in a life and career transition. You will be inspired when you hear the actions of one man’s quest to build on past and current successes inside a community.
Dennis discusses the plans for Mike Miller park and key drivers that have inspired him to be involved in bringing together a volunteer oriented community that will promote economic development while investing in the youth of our community and giving tribute to those that have made it possible.
Dennis talks about creating a home for the Marshall County High School Mountain Biking team and why he is bringing back the feeder program for the Marshall County Little League Basketball program. The Marshall County Little Dribblers is an exciting program that taught a generation of Marshals and Lady Marshals how to handle a basketball and is for children in grade K-2.
Barney Thweatt is the common thread that ties a tradition of great Marshall County Basketball to the powerhouse known as the Christian County Colonels. Success has been a constant companion of Barney Thweatt.
Barney Thweatt was a member of the 1947 State Runner-up and 1948 State Champion Brewers Redmen team. Barney’s team was ranked number one all year and went undefeated in 1948. In fact, Brewers is the last undefeated Kentucky Boys High School Basketball team to be crowned State Champions.
In this interview you will discover the common bonds of these two legends and how their paths intersected at pivotal moments.
Terry Birdsong is the Head Coach of the Calloway County High School Boys Basketball team. As a player for Marshall County he scored 35 points in the opening round of the 1987 Sweet 16 against Louisville Ballard. As a head coach he lead Calloway County to their only two Regional Championships in the schools history. He has also coached at Graves County where he lead them also to two Region 1 championships.
Coach Birdsong discusses some of the challenges and rewards of successful coaching.