2008 KAHF Inductees Gallery

The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame took pleasure in welcoming its 2008 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 '08,  inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame
on April 30, 2008, during a banquet at The Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville, KY.
Inductees are in alphabetical order, and the text accompanying each photo
is from that honoree's engraved plaque, which hangs in the grand hallway of
Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center. 



Click any picture for a larger, often different view, which is readily printable, plus a slideshow format.

William S. Farish
Owner of Lane’s End Farm. United States Ambassador to Great Britain; Eclipse Award winner; owned or bred multiple graded-stakes winners; has raced more than 140 stakes winners and bred more than 250 stakes winners, including the 2003 Horse of the Year, Mineshaft; the 1992 Horse of the Year, A.P. Indy; 1999 Horse of the Year, Charismatic, and Champion, Lemon Drop Kid; first breeder since A.J. Alexander in 1980 to breed or co-breed two horses (Charismatic and Lemon Drop Kid) who combined to win the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont in the same year; 1992 and 1999 Eclipse Award winner as the year’s leading breeder.





Joe Federspiel
All-SEC and second-team All-American linebacker at the University of Kentucky, where he played from 1969 to 1971. DeSales graduate (All-State) who lives in Lexington. Played 10 or more years in the NFL and is in the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. Also was a referee in the SEC. Federspiel had the bad luck to be the best player on some very bad teams which went 7-25 during his tenure. He was named to UK’s All-Century team in a 1990 vote by the state newspapers.





Joe Kendall

From Owensboro, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in the summer of 2007. He was an All-American offensive back at Kentucky State University in the 1930s. He could play three positions (QB, HB, FB) and was the star of Kentucky State’s undefeated mythical “black national championship team.” Coached high school football in Harlan and Owensboro, and ran summer recreational programs in Owensboro inspiring the city to name a park for him.


Dale Lindsey
Western Kentucky University; All-American, two-time All-Ohio Valley Conference selection and 1993 inductee into the school’s Hall of Fame; played nine seasons for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns; went on to coach for six NFL teams, including the San Diego Chargers, whom he helped lead to the 1995 Super Bowl.


Jamal Mashburn
University of Kentucky basketball All-SEC, All-American, led team to 1993 Final Four; sixth all-time leading scorer in UK history; helped restore UK basketball following probation; NBA career: (1st round draft pick by the Dallas Mavericks); 11 seasons in NBA; career scoring average of 19 ppg; one of only six players since 1970 to have averaged at least 20 points per game in his final NBA season.




Tubby Smith
Head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky from 1997 to 2007, coached Wildcats to 1998 NCAA Championship. His teams won five SEC regular season championships and have five SEC tournament titles. His 2002-03 team won 26 straight games and was undefeated in SEC play, both regular season and tournament. Smith that year swept all 10 major Coach of the Year awards.


Jaime Walz-Richey
Highlands HS, Western Kentucky University. State’s all-time leading scorer for boys and girls (4,948 points); Miss Basketball, national Gatorade High School Player of the Year, 1996; ranked number one, including the Associated Press and The Courier-Journal; AP Kentucky Female Athlete of the Year in 1996; Sports Illustrated Athlete of the Month, February 1996; Four years at Western, All-Sun Belt in 2000, played in three NCAA tournaments.


Bob White
Honorary Inductee. Known as “Mr. Kentucky High School Sports,” he has worked full-time for The Courier-Journal in Louisville for 41 years, including the final 38 as lead high school sports reporter. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, White spent four months at the Cynthiana (Ky.) Democrat and a couple of years at the Cleveland (Tenn.) Daily Banner before making his way to the C-J. He is a member of the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, along with the Metro Area Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. In 1991, White was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the National High School Coaches Association.





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