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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.


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.,%20Bill.pdf