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Hicks Inducted into Hall of Fame

Billy Hicks, distinguished Scott County High School Boys Basketball Coach, was recently inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.  Humble by nature, Coach Hicks can’t escape the well-deserved acclaim that comes with winning more games than any other coach in Kentucky high school basketball history.  Hicks is a legend on the court with over 900 career wins, among them two state high school basketball championships since coming to Scott County in 1994. 

When asked about his success, Hicks responded, “Everything I do is based on relationships.  I work with great people, great students, and great players.”   

Athletic Director D.T. Wells agrees, “Coach Hicks’ success is evident in his work with students in the classroom and on the basketball court. He is a great coach and an even better person.”

In celebration of the centennial anniversary of high school basketball in Kentucky, 100 members will be inducted into the Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame by 2018.  Billy Hicks is quick to share the credit for this prestigious honor.

“To be part of this is overwhelming and very humbling,” Hicks stated.  “So many people are a part of this success.  This honor, any honor in coaching, is a direct reflection of the hard work of the players and the support of our school system and community.  This honor truly belongs to Scott County Schools.”

Inducted into the Class of 2016, the former Kentucky Coach of the Year joins Miss Basketball 1995 Ukari Figgs, a Scott County standout who went on to play professional basketball.  To see the complete list of Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame members, visit: www.khsbhf.com.


For more information:

Renee Holmes, (502) 570-3059, renee.holmes@scott.kyschools.us


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