TriCounty Community Guide 50 Greatest Sports Figures in the Tri-County - Page 29

Reed Raymond Reed Raymond Reed guided both the Hazel Green Bullfrogs and the Laurel County Cardinals to region titles and state tournament appearances. A 1957 graduate of Hazel Green, he starred in both basketball and baseball and went on to play at Sue Bennett College and Erskine College before returning to Laurel County to coach. While at Hazel Green he won four region titles and his 1965 team advances to the state semifi nals. He would return to the state with Hazel Green twice more, losing in the quarterfi nals of the 1970 tournament. Once the four Laurel County schools consolidated, he became the new boys’ basketball coach at Laurel County, where the Cardinals advan ced to the state quarterfi nals in 1971. His Laurel County teams made two more trips to the state tournament. While at Laurel County he complied a record of 145-70 with only one losing season. Richard Riley Riley Considered by many the best athlete to ever come out of Laurel County, Richard Riley was a three-sport star at London High School in the mid-1960s. In football he scored 173 points in one season. He was named to the All-State and All-Southeastern Conference team. In basketball he was named to the All-12th Region team his sophomore year and All-District as well as All-Laurel County for three seasons. In track he won awards in the high jump, 880 relay and 120 high hurdles. He was third in the Kentucky High School Class Track Meet in the 120 hurdles his junior year. After high school Riley attended Lees McRae College in North Carolina. 50 GREATEST SPORTS FIGURES | 29