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Governor proclaims Joe B. Hall Day

By Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

Gov. Andy Beshear has signed a proclamation declaring today Joe B. Hall Day in the commonwealth, to honor the life and legacy of the beloved University of Kentucky men's basketball coach.

Coach Hall, from Cynthiana, passed away January 15, 2022, at age 93. Coach Hall won a national championship in 1948 while playing for UK and won another national championship in 1978 as head coach. In retirement, he continued to mentor UK men's basketball players and alumni and could often be found on the sidelines cheering them on.

"There's no question that in basketball and in life, he left it all on the court," said Gov. Beshear. "Fly high, coach."

This story was posted on 2022-01-20 15:54:11
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