Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 2014 inductees

June 14, 2014 

The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2014 will be inducted Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly Executive Inn West) in Louisville. A reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., with the dinner at 7:15 and the induction ceremony to follow. Tickets are $75 a person, $600 for a table of eight and are available by calling (502) 637-7696. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Below, in alphabetical order, the 2014 Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame honorees:

Susan Bradley-Cox, triathlete — In spite of not taking up triathlons until the age of 45, Lexington's Bradley-Cox, 76, earned 11 age-group world titles while competing for Team USA. In 2011, when Bradley-Cox was inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, she was the most decorated age-group female triathlete in US history.

Charles "Redd" Crabtree, saddlebred horse rider, trainer and breeder — The Simpsonville resident is a three-time winner of the World's Grand Championship for Five-Gaited Saddlebreds at the Kentucky State Fair and is a multiple winner or trainer of every major Five-Gaited World's Championship division. Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Saddlebred Horse Association.

Stan Hardin, basketball — Longtime Kentucky high school basketball coach (395-288) led Fairdale to back-to-back boys Sweet Sixteen championships in 1990 and '91, one of only five coaches in state history to achieve that.

Bill Miller, baseball — Veteran Pleasure Ridge Park head man became the all-time winningest coach in Kentucky high school baseball history in 2013. Has won five state titles.

Paul Rogers, broadcasting — A Louisville native and University of Kentucky graduate, Rogers has spent his entire career as a sportscaster at WHAS radio. He is best known as the radio play-by-play voice of Louisville Cardinals football and men's basketball.

Rudell Stitch, boxing — The Louisvillian was the No. 2-rated welterweight in the world when he drowned on June 5, 1960, while trying to save a friend from drowning in the Ohio River. Had a 27-7 record as a professional boxer and was a five-time Kentucky Golden Gloves champion.

Valhalla Golf Club, golf — Louisville facility has played host to the PGA Championship twice, 1996 and 2000, and will do so for a third time in August. The 2008 Ryder Cup and the 2004 and 2011 Senior PGA Championships were also held at Valhalla.

Mark Story

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service