TriCounty Community Guide 50 Greatest Sports Figures in the Tri-County 50 Greatest Sports Figures in the Tri-County - Page 27

Archie Powers Powers Powers, a 1954 graduate of Williamsburg High School, was a star football player for the Yellow Jackets and went on to play football at the University of Kentucky. During his playing days as a Yellow jacket, Powers earned All American honors. He was recruited by then Kentucky coach Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant and was a guard for the Wildcats under coach Blanton Collier. He had successful coaching careers in football at both Williamsburg and Corbin High Schools. Powers coached from 1960-65 at Williamsburg, leading the Yellow Jackets to a district championship in 1964 (posted overall record of 8-0-2) and two SEKC championships. He earned SEKC Coach of the Year honors as Williamsburg’s coach while compiling a 38-19-3 record. During his 12 years as head coach at Corbin, Powers compiled a 109-28-1 record while guiding the Redhounds to two state championships in 1976 and 1980 and a state runner-up fi nish in 1977. He also led Corbin to fi ve regional championships and six district titles and six SEKC championships. Powers guided the Redhounds to double digit wins on fi ve diff erent occasions, winning 11 games three diff erent times. Tony Pietrowski Pietrowski During high school, he was selected All-state fi rst team and runner-up for Mr. Basketball. He graduated from Corbin High School in 1994. In 136 games played at Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands), Pietrowski had 654 assists and remains the career assists leader. With 233 assists in 38 games during the 1996-97 season, he ranks 6th all-time in single season assists. He is 9th all-time for single season steals with 62 steals in 33 games of the 1998-99 season. While playing Campbellsville in the 1995 KIAC Tournament, he scored 28 points and is tied 5th all-time for most points scored during a game. Perhaps most impressive among his career statistics, Pietrowski is one of only two players in Cumberlands history to accumulate over 1000 (1439) points, 500 (591) rebounds, 300 (654) assists, and 200 (214) steals. Pietrowski is headed into his 17th season as head basketball coach of the Corbin Runnin’ Redhounds. Under his leadership, the Redhounds have won 10 district titles, three regional titles, accumulated fi ve regional fi nals appearances and made three appearances in the Sweet Sixteen. During his stent, he has compiled an impressive 351-126 record. 50 GREATEST SPORTS FIGURES | 27