2005 KAHF Inductees
The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame was pleased to welcome its 2005 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 state of Kentucky.


Here then is the Class of '05, inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame
on September 15, 2005, during a banquet at
The Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville, Kentucky.

 

 

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Dr. Bob Davis
Known for his intensity, the fiery Davis had a 553-275 record in a 28-year college basketball coaching career at High Point, N.C.; Georgetown College, and Auburn University. In 20 years at Georgetown, he also coached football, baseball, and track while winning 69.4 percent of his basketball games. He was elected to the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1984.

 

 

 Woodie Fryman
Known as the “Fleming Flame,” this left-hander pitched for five teams during his 18-year major league career. His career record of 149-155 includes 68 complete games, 27 shutouts,
and three one-hitters.
His career earned-run average was 3.77.

 

 

1974-1975
Kentucky Colonels

This team won the state’s only major league professional championship in the 1900s. It defeated Indiana 4-1 in the championship series of the 1975 American Basketball Association. The Colonels were coached by Hubie Brown and led by Dan Issel, Artis Gilmore and Louie Dampier.


D. Wayne Lukas
From the time he burst onto the thoroughbred racing national scene in 1980, Lukas revolutionized the training profession by maintaining high-quality stables at many major tracks. He dominated the Breeders’ Cup programs and the Triple Crown in the 1980s and 1990s. A fixture at Kentucky’s tracks and sales, he produced Kentucky Derby winners in 1988, 1995, 1996, and 1999.


 

Greg Page
This graduate of Central High School became the fourth Louisville native to win the WBA heavyweight boxing championship when he knocked out Gerrie Coetzee on December 1, 1984. Page had a professional record of 58-17-1. He won the national AAU heavyweight titles in 1977 and 1978.

 

 

Adrian Smith
Known as “Odie,” this native of Graves County was a starting guard on the University of Kentucky’s 1958 NCAA championship basketball team known as the “Fiddlin’ Five.” He later played on the 1960 U.S. Olympic gold medal team and was MVP in the 1966 NBA all-star game.


Art Still
This 6-foot-7-inch defensive end from Camden, New Jersey, anchored a defense for the 1977 University of Kentucky team, which had a 10-1 record and was ranked number six in the nation. He went on to a 12-year NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs, making the Pro Bowl four times. He is the older brother of UK basketball Hall of Fame member Valerie Still.


 

Dejuan Wheat
When this Ballard High School product graduated from the University of Louisville in 1997, he was the first player in NCAA history to total more than 2,000 points, 450 assists, 300 three-point goals, and 200 steals. He ranks second only to Darrell Griffith on U of L’s career scoring list. Wheat played briefly for three teams in the NBA.

 
 

 

 

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