Thursday, August 9, 2018

John Padgett

John Clarence Padgett


Born:
November 14, 1923
Hardin, KY

Died:
August 27, 2007
Lexington, KY



Career
1939-40 Hardin High School - Kentucky (High School)
1940-41 Hardin High School - Kentucky (High School)
1941-42 Murray State Teachers College - Kentucky (College)
1946-47 Murray State Teachers College - Kentucky(College)
1947-48 Murray State Teachers College - Kentucky(College)
1948-49 Scranton Miners (ABL)
1949-50 Frankfort High School - Kentucky (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Frankfort High School - Kentucky (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Frankfort High School - Kentucky (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Frankfort High School - Kentucky (High School) Head coach

After leading Hardin HS to the state championship game in 1941, Padgett had a basketball scholarship at Murray State but had to leave school to serve in World War 2 where he was award the bronze star for his expolits in Anzio. After the war, he returned to MSU where he was one of the school's highest scorers. Padgett was signed by the Providence Steamrollers after graduating from Murray State, but did not make the team. He went to play with the Scranton Miners that season instead. After teaching and coaching at Frankfort HS, he left education to work for the Atomic Energy Commission in Paducah, Kentucky. He later worked for the Department of Education. Padgett died in 2007 of kidney failure.

He married Roberta Peak in 1949 and they had three sons.

Source:
Obituary, State-Journal (Frankfort, KY), 2007

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