2010 KAHF Inductees Gallery

The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame took pleasure in welcoming its 2010 inductees.
These Gallery entries representing each inductee are presented by the Hall of Fame Board,
Kosair Charities and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, corporate sponsor of KAHF,
to honor the inductees' individual, varied and unique accomplishments
and their contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Here then is the Class of 2010,  inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame
before a
banquet crowd of some 500 people on
 Wednesday evening, April 28, 2010, at Louisville’s Crowne Plaza hotel.  

Inductees are in alphabetical order, and plaques in their honor hang in the grand hallway of
Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center. 



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Jeff Brohm
 Ranks among U of L’s all time leaders for passing yards, touchdown passes, completions, total offense and completion percentage, leading the Cardinals to victory in the 1993 Liberty Bowl. At Trinity High School he was named "Mr. Football" for the state of Kentucky in 1988 after leading the Shamrocks to a state championship. He was also named the Kentucky High School Player of the Decade for the 1980’s. Brohm spent time with six different NFL teams, as well as the Orlando Rage of the XFL.




Buddy Demling
Demling may be best known for his popular trick-shot exhibition, which he has performed more than 700 times since 1964 at locations across the world. An accomplished player, Demling’s accomplishments include the 1957 and 1958 Kentucky PGA Assistants Championship; the 1989 and 2000 Kentucky PGA Senior Championship, and was the Kentucky PGA Senior Player of the Year six times.




Wilbur Hackett
Hackett served as a pioneer of integration in SEC football, becoming the first African-American team captain in SEC history in 1969. He began his career playing with the freshman team, and later served as a three-year varsity starter, earning sophomore All-SEC honors in 1968. Was also named UK’s co-Most Valuable Player as a senior and later served as a graduate assistant coach for two seasons. Hackett just completed his 12th season as a SEC football game official.

Lillie Mason (Stockton)
A former Miss Basketball from Holmstead High school, Mason is the all-time basketball scoring leader for Western Kentucky. She was a three-time All-American, who set 19 WKU women’s basketball career, season and game records. Mason is Western’s only Kodak All-American, was twice named All-Sun Belt Conference, was the league’s 1986 Player-of-the-Year and was named to three All-SBC tournament squads. She also was the NCAA 1985 Mideast and 1986 East Regional tournament MVP and helped lead the Lady Toppers to their first two NCAA Final Four appearances, in 1985 and 1986.


Dan Neal
Neal is a former UK offensive lineman who was the team captain his junior and senior seasons. He spent 11 years in NFL with the Bears and th Colts; spent 11 years as a player, 15 years as a coach, overall 26 total years in the NFL. Neal was an 11th round draft pick of the Colts and spent his best years playing for the Bears, from 1975 to 1983, when he spent time blocking for the great Walter Payton.





Mike Pratt
Pratt was a second-team All-American in 1970, and was a two-time first-team All-SEC selection by the league’s coaches (1969,1970), Pratt also was named an Academic All-American in 1970. He helped lead UK to three SEC championships and two Elite Eight appearances; Kentucky finished the regular season ranked No.1 his senior season. He was co-MVP of the 1970 team with Dan Issel. Pratt went on to play for the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA and later coached on the college and NBA levels. Since 2002, Pratt has served as radio color analyst for UK men’s basketball games.


Michael Waltrip
Waltrip is an Owensboro native; he has won two Daytona 500s, four career races in the series now known as Nextel Cup and in 2009 launched his own Nextel Cup racing team as the car owner of the Toyotas driven by Dale Jarrett, David Reuitmann and himself.


Donna Wise
Longtime women’s basketball coach at Campbellsville University, she retired after her 32nd season at the school. Wise won more than 650 games and nearly 71 percent of her games; she has been inducted into the NAIA Basketball Hall of Fame. She has coached 23 NAIA All-Americans and was herself named NAIA Coach of the Year three times and conference Coach of the Year seven times. Her teams played in 16 national tournaments, winning 17 regular season conferences titles.










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