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Biographies of Coach Diddle

2003-07-07 - Gradyville, KY - Photo Ed Waggener. We know of at least two biographies of the great Western Kentucky Hilltoppers basketball coach Ed Diddle from Gradyville, Adair County, Kentucky. On the left, above, is Coach Diddle, Mr. Diddle : Motivator of Men, by C. Harvey Gardiner c1984, Parthenon Press, Nashville, TN. 266 pages, with many photos. This one quotes, acknowledges, and has stories of Gradyville and Adair County people. On the right is The Man with the Red Towel, edited by Wiliam M. Jenkins, Jr. It is copyright 2000 and is self-published by William M. Jenkins, Jr., Bowling Green, Kentucky. This one has photographs, including one with the very famous Old Rex. The second book starts, "I was born in Gradyville, Adair County, Kentucky, on March 12, 1895." It includes some of Ed Diddle's early Adair County memories.
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