“PARIS HIGH SCHOOL … WHERE TRADITION NEVER GRADUATES”
PARIS, KY – In a special ceremony that was held at halftime of the Paris Greyhounds versus Frankfort football game at Blanton Collier Stadium, 16 new members were inducted into the 29th Paris High School Greyhound Hall of Fame for their outstanding years on and off the field/court during their days of walking the halls at Paris High School.
The Paris Greyhound Hall of Fame honors as inductees, different people each year that have contributed to the athletic and academic tradition of Paris High School, in addition to having a positive effect on those around them. This year they have 16 outstanding individuals who they felt reflect and personify the sterling qualities that have been honored since the Greyhound Hall of Fame was set up in 1983.
On this night (August 19, 2022), they honored these individuals for exhibiting qualities of fine athletic achievements and/or community support and valuable contributions to Paris High School. The efforts of the new inductees, along with those of earlier induction classes, are helping to perpetuate the strong tradition and pride associated with Paris High School.
The Greyhound Hall of Fame would like to thank you for your loyal support both past and present and would like for you to visit and like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ParisGreyhoundHallofFame
–JAMES WIRTH ROSE–
Few people get to live to the age of 99, nor do many hold as many records or have as much experience under their belt as former Greyhound coach and lifelong Methodist evangelist Jimmy Rose.
When the United States entered WWII, Jimmy Rose, son of Senator James Madison Rose and Violet Fultz of Olive Hill, Kentucky, received an emergency teaching certificate to begin teaching at Olive Hill. It was here that he began to rise the ranks in coaching. Olive Hill went to state finals with Rose for the first time – and won.
Afterwards, Rose filled a position in Paris for Blanton Collier, and his brother Gayle followed. These American All-Star brothers played three years for the Greyhounds before Gayle went on to play for UK under Coach Rupp. Jimmy still holds records for winning the most basketball games in a single season (49) and for scheduling the first integrated basketball game in Southern history, between Olive Hill and Booker T. Washington Schools.
Jimmy Rose used his passion for coaching and leadership in evangelizing, holding 650 revivals from the Great Lakes to Gulf of Mexico in 30 years after starting his ministry in Connersville, Kentucky.
His wife of 76 years, Jo Ann, passed away this year after a long life of traveling and ministry with Jimmy – after meeting at Olive Hill when Jimmy took the team to the state championship for the first time.
Jimmy now resides in Morehead, Kentucky with family.
Janet Crooks-Reed, class of 1978, graduated from Paris knowing she was the best track and field female athlete to ever participate in the sport for the Ladyhounds. Still today, she remains as one of the most decorated track athletes (female or male) to walk the halls of Paris High School.
Sprinting for Hall of Fame Coach Judy Cox, Janet is still the only female sprinter at Paris to win a state title in the event that has an athlete run one lap around the track, which back during her running days, it was called the 440 yard dash and now it’s known as the 400 meter dash.
Janet, who was also a cheerleader for two years, qualified to state in her specialty event four times, where she won a state title, placed second, and third twice, helping the Ladyhounds to a State “Team” Runner-up finish in 1974 and 1975, a fourth place finish in 1977 and a CKC Title in 1974. During her six years as a member of the track team, Paris finished as Region Runners-up three times.
Janet, a four-time region champion in the 440, was also part of several relay teams that advanced to the state meet and won region titles, with her 880 yard medley relay team winning the state relay title in 1976.
During her junior season, Janet, who received a scholarship to Kentucky State University, competed at state in four events, where she won the 440 yard dash in a State 1A record time of 59.30. That record will never be broken. She also ran a leg on the second place 880 yard medley relay team and placed fourth overall in the 200 meter dash.
Along with the 440 yard dash, Janet currently hold school-records in the 50 yard dash, 60 yard dash, 100 yard dash, while running a leg on the school-record 440, 880, and 880 medley relay teams. Again, those records will never be broken due to the fact that the KHSAA measuring system moved from yards in 1980 to the present meter system.
Today, Janet, who said that her faith in GOD has given her strength in her life, is married to Homer Reed and she has two sons (Odell Cosby and Eddie Oliver), that graduated, played, and excelled in sports at Paris High School. She retired from Fluid Power Products and attends Faith Way Church at Zion Hill and enjoys spending time with her nine grandchildren.
A 1991 graduate of Paris High School, Allen, a five-year starter for the Paris Ladyhounds basketball team, held 12 school-records when she graduated, with some of those records still in place today.
Appelman’s Ladyhounds to (3) District Titles and a Region Runner-up finish. During her senior season, the team finished with a 28-4 record and a ranking as high as No. 8 in the state.
Accolades saw Allen score a school-record 21 points in one quarter and 28 points in a half and hit (8) three-point field goals in a single game three separate times. Allen’s career saw her being named (several times) to the All-District and All-Region team, while also being named to the All-State team.
Inducted into the 10th Region Players Hall of Fame back in 2009, Allen is currently the program’s all-time fifth leading scorer with 1,697 points.
Allen continued her basketball career at Shawnee State. After her freshman year, she transferred to Tiffin University where she finished her collegiate career averaging 21 ppg and setting a record for most 3-pointers in one game at 10. That record still stands, 27 years later!
While at Paris, Allen also excelled on the softball field.
She was a key member of the Ladyhound slow-pitch team, where she was the ace pitcher and leadoff hitter. Her skills helped the Ladyhounds win two district titles and a region runner-up finish. She was named All-District and All-Region her junior and senior season and was inducted into the Ladyhounds Softball Hall of Fame in 2017.
–WILLIAM B. BUSSELL–
Bill graduated from Paris High School with the class of 1975.
While at Paris, Bill played football for four years and participated in track for four years. He played offensive tackle for the football team and threw the shot put and discus for the track team.
As a football player, Bill was on the 1973 Undefeated State Championship Team. He was selected Sophomore of The Year in 1972, Junior of the Year in 1973, and was named to the All CKC and All State Teams in 1973. Bill started playing on the varsity team as an eighth grader and Coach Homer Goins called Bill one of the school’s all-time best offensive linemen.
Bill was also a member of the 1974 State Championship Track Team and 1975 Regional Championship Track Team. He was regional champion in the discus and shot put in 1974 and in 1975, he was regional champion in the discus.
After high school, Bill attended The University of Kentucky.
Bill currently works at Tire Discounters and has worked in retail sales for over 30 years.
He married his high school sweetheart and they have two great daughters, Megan Mattox, and Emma Bussell and three awesome granddaughters.
–CHARLES “BUDDY” BOYD–
Buddy Boyd lettered four years in football and track, and two years in basketball at Paris High School.
In August of 1961, after graduating from PHS, Buddy was selected as one of the Kentucky All-stars along with Paul Sullivan, Bobby Craig, and Jimmy Morris for the sixth annual Kiwanis Senior Bowl football game where the played against the West Virginia All-stars in Williamson, West Virginia. All four players from Paris started. During the all-star game, Buddy was targeted five times and caught 4 of the 5 passes thrown his way.
Buddy received a B.S. Degree from Morehead State University in February of 1967, then worked for Marathon Oil Company in Findlay, Ohio for a couple of years until he decided to move to Florida.
There, he got a Masters Degree in Accounting from Florida State University in August of 1971 and bounced around a few years before getting his Certified Public Accountant’s license in 1992.
Buddy retired in May of 2018 after working for the state of Florida for 36 years, the last thirty of which were at the Florida Department of Transportation in Tallahassee, during the last twelve of which he was responsible for the finance plan of Florida’s Turnpike System. Upon his retirement, he moved to Sarasota.
Buddy has a daughter from a previous marriage Melissa Loraine (Missy), who is married to a real rocket scientist (Dwayne Light). She and Dwayne live in Merritt Island and have two sons Preston (25), and Mason (22). Chris, Buddy’s wife of 39 years, has a son Josh (38) who is married to Shelby. They live in Durham, NC, and are expecting their first child in October.
Clark is a 2001 graduate of Paris High School. During his high school career, he was a 4-year starter on the varsity football team and also played tennis and baseball.
His senior year of football, he led the Greyhounds in tackles in every game he played. Over the course of those 10 games, he recorded 160 tackles (fourth on Paris’ all-time tackles list) and was selected to the All-District Team. Clark also recorded 21 tackles in a single game.
After graduation, he attended the University of Kentucky, where he graduated in 2005 with a degree in Animal Science.
Following his college years, Clark began working for the USDA as a Farm Loan Officer. He has worked for the federal government for 16 years and is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for the USDA Farm Service Agency.
Clark currently resides in Paris, KY with his wife, Megan, and their three kids, Walker (age 9), Reese (age 6), and Eliot (age 3). They spend much of their time at their kids’ sporting events and enjoying time on their farm. Clark and his dad, Bobby Clay Sturgeon, co-own and operate a small horse racing business.
Courtney Fields played basketball for the Paris Ladyhounds from 1997 to 2002. She played one season under Coach Jim Jones but majority of her career she played for Hall of Fame Coach Judy Cox.
Fields finished her outstanding basketball career with 1,759 points, 596 rebounds, 374 assists and 496 steals. She’s currently the program’s all-time fourth leading scorer and ranks No. 1 for career steals, while becoming the only Ladyhound player in the history of the program to record a quadruple double (19 points, 14 rebounds, 14 assists, 11 steals) in a single game. The 14 assists are still a school-record.
One thing to note, during Fields’ senior season, the Ladyhounds, just seven years removed from not fielding a team, were ranked as high as No. 15 in the state. Courtney’s late season injury, however, hurt Paris’ chances of winning the region title. In addition, the injury kept Courtney from scoring 2,000 points in her career, which has only been achieved by one Ladyhound player.
Courtney was a five-time all-district selection and a four-time all-region selection. She was named to the All “A” All-Tournament team five times. She was an honorable mention member of the Associated Press and Courier Journal All-State team her junior and season.
Courtney, who continued her basketball playing career at Lewis and Clark College, was inducted into the 10th Region Hall of Fame in 2015.
–DANNY DOYLE MCKINNEY–
Danny Doyle McKinney was the fourth of six children born to Margaret D. and George W. McKinney. He was born on February 15, 1947. Danny had three sisters and two brothers. He and his two younger siblings attended school at Paris, while the older siblings attended Bourbon County.
Danny was a gentle, kind, and selfless guy. He was on the varsity football team in 1962, 1963, and 1964 playing the wingback position, and wearing number 40. The 1963 team was the first team to go to the Kentucky High School Athletics Association playoffs, and they returned to the playoffs in 1964 as well. Danny finished his career at Paris scoring 21 touchdowns.
Danny was also a star on the track team, as his yearbook highlights. The team won the regional track title three years in a row (1963, 1964, and 1965). His friends have said that “he was one hell of an athlete and a good friend.” Others have said they were “in awe of Danny’s understanding of geometry.” He was quite intelligent and excelled in his studies. His senior year, Danny was voted on by his classmates as “Most Versatile.” The quote referring in the 1965 PHS yearbook says, “Anything you can do, he could do better.”
After graduating PHS in 1965, Danny attended Eastern Kentucky University.
After college, he joined the Lexington Police Force in Fayette County. He was, however, advised to go ahead and enlist in the armed forces rather than be drafted, so he enlisted in the United States Marines. He was sent to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Following his time in the service, Danny returned to the Lexington Police Force as one of the first motorcycle officers. There he met his future wife, Nancy Spencer, who worked as the police dispatcher. They were married on April 16, 1977. Together Danny and Nancy opened two businesses, American Backyard Buildings in Nicholasville, and Paris Antiques in downtown Paris.
Danny and his wife enjoyed traveling and took many trips to Hawaii. They spent all of their free time together boating, fishing, gardening, and antiquing. Danny and Nancy never had children, but they spoiled their many nieces and nephews, as well as many pets – especially their old dog “Blue,” who they rescued from Lake Herrington.
Unfortunately, Danny passed away in his sleep on February 17, 2022. He is buried in the Clintonville Cemetery beside his beloved wife, who passed away in 2018.
–DWAYNE “WHIZ” RICE–
A 1981 graduate of Paris High School, Dwayne was a three-sport participant for the Greyhounds that saw him play football and basketball for two years, while being a part of the track and field team for five years, under the coaching of Ron Moore and Art Sciubba. Still today, “Whiz” as known by his teammates and friends, still holds the school-record in the 800 and 1600 meter runs, while running an especially important leg on the “still” school-record 4×400 meter relay team. He helped his team to a CKC Title, Region Runner-up finish and seventh in the state his senior season.
Upon leaving Paris High School, Dwayne attended Eastern Kentucky University, where he received his degree in Associate of Science in Parks and Recreation Leadership.
After leaving college, Dwayne worked at the Bourbon County Park, where he started numerous programs, including the ever popular Junior Dirt Bowl, for the youth of Paris and Bourbon County. He would later work for the Lexington Urban County Government Parks and Recreation Department as a Supervisor before he became the Director of the Kenwick Center until his retirement from that position.
While doing all of this, Dwayne worked as a basketball official, coached youth basketball, baseball, and softball, before becoming the Head Softball Coach at Lexington Christian Academy, as well as an Assistant Coach at Henry Clay and Lexington Catholic, which eventually, led him back to his alma mater Paris High School.
When he took over the softball program at Paris, they were playing about 15 games per year, now the program averages around 35 to 40 games per year, where he has taken his team to several out of state tournaments such as Tennessee, Ohio, Florida, and Alabama just to name a few.
Dwayne has done a phenomenal job with the Ladyhound softball program, guiding them to their first and only District Championship and All A Region Championship, where they advanced to the small school state tournament for the first time in the history of the program. In addition, he guided them to a Region Runner-up finish, while leading his team to multiple victories over George Rogers Clark, Montgomery County, Bourbon County and Bishop Brossart, while becoming one of the best fundraising coaches in the history of Paris Athletics. Prior to his arrival, Paris had never beaten the aforementioned teams.
Dwayne, who is a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church of Paris, has won numerous coaching awards, which includes Youth and Softball Coach of the Year and the Time Out for People Award.
While remaining as the softball coach, Dwayne is currently coaching cross country and the bowling teams at Paris and was an assistant coach for the boys soccer and basketball teams, which tells everyone, he’s doing his part by giving back.
Dwayne is married to his wife of 32 years, Lisa, and they have two kids (Brittany and Michael) along with seven grandkids.
–TERRY “TURK” RICE–
A 1983 graduate of Paris High School, Terry was a two-sport star for the Greyhounds that saw him excel in football and baseball while participating in basketball and track for one year.
Terry, who was known as “Turk” by his teammates and friends, was a 5-year letterman on the football team, playing under Hall of Fame Coaches Homer Goins, while in the 8th grade, and Randy Reese throughout his high school career. Terry was a key member of the 1981and 1982 Greyhound State Championship football teams that won 27 games in a row, where he was a bullish running back and a tremendous blocker.
One of his most memorable moments came in a home playoff game against Tompkinsville when he recovered a fumble in the Paris backfield. Terry, as well as others, remembers well when he was running hard down the Paris sideline after picking up the fumble, which led to him eventually running completely over two Tompkinsville defenders. The run and the result of the play was felt throughout Blanton Collier Stadium, sending the fans and his teammates into a frenzy!
Although he wasn’t the featured back, when called upon to run the ball, Terry got it done, including breaking a 49-yard TD scamper during the 1982 state championship game, while scoring another key touchdown against Nicholas County that helped Paris advance through the playoffs his junior season. Terry rushed for nearly 1,300 yards in his career and was selected to the Honorable Mention All-State team his senior season, which led to a football scholarship to Kentucky State University.
Besides football, “Turk” also excelled on the baseball diamond where he played two seasons with the Baseball Hounds. He was a member of the last District Championship team, and as a sophomore, he led the Bat Hounds in hits (43), stolen bases (29) and had the top batting average of .457 garnishing him all CKC honors that saw that Paris team win a school-record 17 straight games.
“Turk” returned to Paris later on in life to guide the Paris Middle School football team to some successful seasons (1999-2005). In 2000, Terry, along with Coach Eddie Myers led the middle school team to an undefeated conference championship.
After his time coaching the Greyhounds, Terry returned to Lexington to continue to guide the youth as a football coach for several more years.
Terry and Sheila Rice have been married for 21 years. They have a “blended” family of 5 kids and 11 grandkids. For the past 30 years, Terry has been employed by the United States Postal Service, where he’s a member of the United Postal Workers Union. In addition, he’s a member of the N.A.M.I. (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and a Kentucky Colonel.
Gayle was born and raised in Paris KY and graduated from Paris High School in 1962.
Gayle played football for five years. He was a starter for three years at tackle and was selected for the annual high school all-star game. He also played baseball for two years, basketball one year and participated in track and field two years.
After high school, he joined the Air Force and met his wife Elizabeth Avey through his travels. Gayle and Elizabeth have 4 daughters and 12 Grandchildren.
He retired from the Air Force at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, MT. After retiring from The Air Force, he opened up his own Automotive Repair business from 1988-2009.
Gayle, who was an active member of the Free Masons and Shriners, always had a smile on his face and enjoyed telling a good joke. In addition to his humor, he was extremely kindhearted and always willing to help out anyone in need.
In his free time, Gayle enjoyed being outdoors, working on cars or anything he could fix, and watching sports. He was a huge fan of the University of Montana Grizzlies and University of Kentucky Wildcats.
Gayle, unfortunately, passed away on November 17, 2020
Johnny began his football career at Paris High School in 1959 after being spotted playing basketball by Coach Ben Pumphrey. He went on to play football under Coach Pumphrey his sophomore, junior and senior years. Johnny wore number 26 and played left halfback, ran back punts and kickoffs.
During his career, he scored 15 touchdowns and helped his team achieve a 9-1 record his senior year.
Johnny received a football scholarship to Georgetown College where he played for one year and went on to graduate from the University of KY and served in the United States Air Force.
He taught PE and coached gymnastics at Lansdowne Elementary, coached tennis at Henry Clay High School and was the Fayette County Tennis Director in Lexington, KY where he lived with his wife, the former Becky Jordan. They have three children, Heather (married to Jeff Pridemore), Shelly (married to Kenny Hite) and JC Fay. He has two grandchildren, Tucker Pridemore (married to Kayla) and Evie Fay, and is currently expecting his first great-grandchild in February.
Johnny eventually retired after leaving teaching and starting his own company, RECO, and now lives in Lawrenceburg, KY with his wife
–MAURICE GARRARD SR–
Maurice Garrard Sr., a 1977 graduate of Paris High School, was a three-sport star for the Greyhounds. He excelled in football, basketball, and track & field.
Under Hall of Fame Coach Homer Goins, Garrard had a sensational senior year on the grid iron that saw him score four touchdowns in a single game. He also rushed for over 1,000 yards, where he would later be named the team’s Best Offensive Back, despite playing majority of the season with an injury.
Maurice was also part of Hall of Fame Coach Dave Randolph’s Greyhound basketball team that took down Bourbon County in what many still call today, the biggest upset in district tournament history, when Paris stunned the fifth ranked and region favorite Colonels to eliminate them from post season play. Garrard was named the team’s Most Improved Player.
On Hall of Fame Coach Jim Shipp’s Greyhound track team, Maurice helped Paris win two KHSAA State 1A track titles (1974 & 1976) and four straight region titles, as well as two CKC Championships. He ran a leg on the “never to broken” two-time state qualifying school-record 880 and Mile Relay teams. The record will stay put due to the fact that the measuring system moved from yards in 1980 to the present meter system. Maurice also qualified to state in the triple jump to complete is outstanding track career.
Maurice received his Master’s in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems at UC-Online. Presently, he’s the Senior IT Director of Infrastructure Support for the U.S and Europe – AICPA; Chair of The Board of Governance – Jr. NBA; Scout ranking girls basketball players in Kentucky grades 7th to 12th – for Prep Hoops; The founder of the Central Kentucky Storm basketball program – 32 years and counting!
Maurice is married to Janet Garrard and they have two sons Maurice Garrard Jr and Jermaine Garrard, and daughters Ashley Garrard and Elisha Dumphord.
–MICHAEL JACKSON SR–
Michael Jackson Sr would like to thank God our Father for protecting him thru his whole life. He said if it wasn’t for God protecting him, he wouldn’t be the man he is today.
Michael is a 1995 graduate of Paris High School, where he played football and was part of the track team, competing in the 100 and 200 meter dash.
While a member of the football team under the coaching of David Buchanan, Michael was part of back-to-back undefeated district champions and two teams that won at least 10 games. He also helped the Greyhounds reach the region championship game, something they have only accomplished once since that 1994 team.
Other accolades saw his junior and senior team shutout rival Bourbon County by a combined score of 83-0 and then against Woodford County, Michael sprinted for a 58-yard touchdown on the second play of the game, helping Paris upset (at that time) 3A power and state ranked Woodford County 21-14 on the road. In addition, during his senior season, Michael took a chance and blitzed in the district championship game versus Raceland to make a tackle-for-loss on a two-point conversion attempt by the Rams, which led to a Paris win and the district title with no time left on the clock.
Michael, who scored 12 touchdowns over his career, was the Co-Captain of the football team his senior year and was voted in as a preseason top 50 senior in the state of Kentucky.
Upon graduation, Michael attended Eastern Kentucky University and was named the 1995 Student of the Year during the Upward Bound Program at Kentucky State University.
Michael has been the Director and Coach of the Little Hounds football program for over 13 years. He also coached boys (one year) and girls (three years) elementary basketball, along with being an assistant coach for the Paris Middle School football team for six years and the head coach of Paris Middle School girls’ softball team.
Michael is currently an employer at the University of Kentucky in Custodial Services for the past 17 years, where he is now a supervisor.
Michael said that he would like to thank a few Hall of Fame Inductees that had an impact on his career. They are Coach Larry Harris, Coach Cary Barr, Coach David Buchanan, Scott McConnell, Cory Dumphord and Chris Garrison.
Last but not least, Michael would like to thank the Hall of Fame Committee and the Paris Greyhound Organization.
“This honor represents my teammates, school, and the community. I love you all, and again, thank you. May God continue to bless and protect our school and your families.”
–STEPHEN SCOTT QUIGLEY–
Stephen, “Squig” as he was called, graduated from Paris High School in 1988.
He played all four years on the football and baseball teams.
“Squig” had eight interceptions as a senior for the 1987 football team, which is second all-time for a single season and his 13 career interceptions for his four-years remain a Greyhound record after 35 years.
He was also a member of Coach Randy Reese’s 1984 state runner-up football team, as well as a member of the 1985 team that was ranked No. 1 in the state. “Squig’ also played a pivotal role on the 1987 team, under Coach Roger Gruneisen. That team came within one game of playing for a state championship, losing a heartbreaker to Russellville in the state semifinals.
After graduating from Paris, he went on to play football for The Bulldogs of Union College in Barbourville, KY. He later earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement at Eastern Kentucky University.
Stephen had a passion for all sports while growing up. He was involved with working with youth in Little League Baseball in Paris by umpiring for several years and helped with the Gray-Y Football Program.
Stephen had a lengthy battle with Cancer and was taken from this life in 2004 at the early age of 35.
Tom was born in Cynthiana, Kentucky on October 13, 1946. He was the son of Fred and Anna Mae Atkinson and his brother Charles Atkinson, was a 1955 graduate of Paris High School.
Tom graduated in 1965 from Paris High School, earning nine varsity letters: football (4), baseball (3) basketball (1) and track (1).
Tom was the starting quarterback on the first Paris team to make the KHSAA Football Playoffs back in 1963. During his two seasons at that position, the Greyhounds finished with a 19-3-2 record that saw them lose a state region playoff game to eventual State Champion Elkhorn City (based on statistics) despite the game ending in a tie. He was also a punter, averaging a little over 40 yards per punt his junior season and nearly 43 yards per punt his senior season.
Tom also excelled on the baseball team, where he was selected to the All CKC team in 1964.
He graduated from Morehead State University in 1970 and became an Assistant Coach for 3 years, under Ben Pumphrey at Fleming County High School. Tom would later become a Head Coach at Clinton County (1973), Casey County (1974-1975), and Maysville in 1976 and 1977.
Tom worked as a United States Probation and Parole Officer, Eastern District of Kentucky from 1978 until 1998.
He is currently living in Lakeland, Florida with his wife, Kathy Blunt Atkinson.
ALL HALL OF FAME PHOTOS TAKEN BY NIC COLLIER I Paris Schools Media Relations
Greyhound Hall of Fame committee: Steve Lewis, Todd McConnell, Doris McFarland, Cary Barr, Eugene “Puck” Puckett, Ivan K. Rice, Lindrell Blackwell, Craig Clark and Ron Scott
You can also view this story inside the (8-25-2022) Bourbon County Citizen sports section!