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2019 Kentucky All-Star Hall of Fame

The 2019 male inductee is Coach Ed Diddle.  Coach Diddle was the inaugural coach of the Kentucky All-Stars and coached from 1940 to 1956.  Diddle became the first coach in history to coach 1,000 games at one school, Western Kentucky University.   When he retired in 1964, he was the winning-est coach in college basketball history with 759 wins. Coach Diddle’s 42 seasons (1922-64) at Western Kentucky holds the NCAA record for seasons coached at one school, he is a member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, the WKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni, and the WKU Athletic Hall of Fame. During games he would wave, toss, and chew on this towel, and even cover his face in times of disappointment. His red towel is now part of WKU’s official athletic logo.