AWARDS & RECOGNITION

6 HALLS OF FAME

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KENTUCKY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

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KENTUCKY BLACK SPORTS HALL OF FAME

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KENTUCKY WESLEYAN ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

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LOUISVILLE MALE HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME

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SMALL COLLEGE BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

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KENTUCKY WESLEYAN ALUMNI HALL OF FAME

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COMMUNITY AWARDS

2000 - PRESENT

  • 2018 National Alumni Association of Bethune-Cookman University, Legacy Award
  • 2014 Community Development Corporation, Inc., Leaders and Legends 2014 Community Appreciation Award
  • 2012 True Champion Award
  • 2012 Tampa Bay Top Black Owned Business
  • 2010 Banker’s Cup
  • 2009 Sigma Alpha Mu Alumni, Beta Mega Chapter, Service Award
  • 2008 100 Black Men of America, National Award Winner
  • 2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Winter Haven Branch Education Committee, Excellence in Service Award
  • 2001 City of Winter Haven, Community Service Award

1990's - 2000

  • 2000 Smoke Town Presbyterian Community Center, Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 1999 Polk County Public School District, Florida School to Work Zone Award
  • 1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Winter Haven Branch, President’s Award
  • 1999 Omega Psi Phi, Polk County Chapter, Citizen of the Year Award
  • 1995 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Polk County Chapter, Citizen of the Year Award
  • 1993 Pro-Am Hall of Fame Inductee, Basketball

1970's - 1980's

  • 1989 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Polk County Chapter, Citizen of the Year Award
  • 1988 City of Winter Haven, Community Service Proclamation
  • 1988 Haines City Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award
  • 1984 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Winter Haven Branch, President’s Award
  • 1975 Kentucky Derby Festival Award
  • 1975 Key to the City of Louisville, Ky., Presented by the City of Louisville
  • 1975 Ambassador of Good Will, Louisville, Ky., Presented by the City of Louisville
  • 1970 Key to the City, Denver, Colo., Presented by the City of Denver

ATHLETIC RECOGNITION

2000 - PRESENT

  • 2017 Larry Smith Award
  • 2011 Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 2011 Kentucky Black Sports Hall of Fame
  • 2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II 2010 Winter Games, Louisville, Ky., Elected Honorary Co-Chair
  • 2005 Kentucky Wesleyan College, Alumni Hall of Fame
  • 2005 Kentucky Wesleyan College, Distinguished Alumni Award

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1980's - 1990's

  • 1993 Kentucky Wesleyan College, Outstanding Alumnus Award
  • 1987 Louisville Male High School, Alumni Association Hall of Fame
  • 1985 Smoke Town Hall of Fame, Induction

1960's - 1970's

  • 1976 Kentucky Derby Festival Award, Coaching
  • 1976 “Outstanding Young Men of America” Success in Business Section
  • 1969 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, All-American Basketball
  • 1969 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Finals, Winner
  • 1969 Kentucky Wesleyan College, Oak and Ivory Honor Society
  • 1969 Kentucky Wesleyan College, King of Homecoming Activities
  • 1969 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Finals, Most Valuable Player, Basketball
  • 1969 Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity, Polk County Chapter, Athlete of the Year
  • 1969 Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
  • 1968 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, All-American Basketball
  • 1968 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Finals, Winner
  • 1968 U.S.A. National Olympic Team Tryouts
  • 1966 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Finals, Winner
  • 1965 Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

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