The gym is his classroom

Veteran coach Randy Mefford gives directions to his Gallatin County girls' basketball team in the Eighth Region Tournament. Gallatin fell to Walton-Verona in what would turn out to be the final game of Mefford's long coaching career. Veteran coach Randy Mefford leaves a legacy of success and integrity By John Herndon, 110forChrist.com Things won’t seem … Continue reading The gym is his classroom

Remembering Bob at Rupp and beyond

Former Owen County head coach and Anderson County assistant coach Bob Osborne acknowledges the crowd as he was inducted into the Eighth Region Hall of Fame during the region's girls' basketball championship game on March 4, 2019. By John Herndon, 110forChrist.com The last walk Bob Osborne took as a basketball coach is still seared in … Continue reading Remembering Bob at Rupp and beyond

Helping young people get better

Henry County coach Enoch Welch intently watches the action during Friday's win over Owen County. Henry coach, like many others in the profession, focuses on people more than records By John Herndon, 110forChrist.com NEW CASTLE, Ky. -- It wasn’t long after I started writing for pay in 1985 that I started learning about some of … Continue reading Helping young people get better

A Special Leader

Walton-Verona's Emma Strunk drives against West Carter in last year's All-A Classic semifinal game. Emma had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the Bearcats won, 58-54. (Photo courtesy Walton-Verona High School girls' basketball.) Walton-Verona's Emma Strunk is one of the Eighth Region's top players, but basketball is only part of her life. By John Herndon, … Continue reading A Special Leader