Four local men are among nine who were inducted into the 12th Region Boys Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame on Saturday.
The group was recognized at halftime of the boys 12th Region Tournament championship. The area honorees:
Dwight Gordon, official: Worked more than 1,500 basketball games in 27 years, including 22 regional tournaments and six state tournaments.
Danny Roller, Boyle County: Has served as Boyle's statistician for 37 years.
Randy Salyers, Casey County: Scored more than 1,500 career points. Named regional tournament most valuable player and third-team all-state in 1977. Was a four-year starter at Belmont University.
Players: Bill Begley, Pulaski County; Roger Cordell, McCreary County; Greg Gover, Somerset.
Contributors: Jimmy Greer, West Jessamine; Jim Ed Shearer, East Jessamine/West Jessamine.
Four area players — Will Hager and John Ingram of Mercer County, Hagen Tyler of Boyle County and Timmy Taylor of Lincoln County — were among 14 named to the boys all-12th Region Tournament team Saturday.
Coffman and Spurlin honored
Former Casey County star Nicole Coffman, a sophomore at Transylvania University, has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference most valuable player. Coffman, a 5-8 guard, is the first sophomore to win the HCAC women’s MVP.
She led the conference in scoring with 20.3 points per game and ranked second in free-throw percentage (.868) during conference play. She also averaged 4.1 rebounds and shot 43.3 percent from 3-point range in HCAC games.
Transy (21-6) ended its season Feb. 24 with a loss to Hanover.
Former Lincoln County star Ethan Spurlin was named to the all-HCAC men’s first team after leading the Transy men with 16.5 points and 7.6 rebounds and shooting 53.8 percent from the field.