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Adolph F. Rupp (1901-77)

 
 
Adolph F. Rupp Marker image. Click for full size.
By S. C. McCullough, April 18, 2019
1. Adolph F. Rupp Marker
Inscription.  "Winningest" coach in history of college basketball. Native Kansan who played under famed coach "Phog" Allen. Head coach at UK, 1930-72. Won 4 NCAA titles, won or tied SEC crown 27 times; coach of 1948 US Olympic team that won gold medal. Natl. coach of yr. 4 times. Never a losing season; 879 wins - 190 losses. Nicknames include "Man in Brown Suit" and "Baron of the Bluegrass."
 
Erected 1988 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1826.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.359′ N, 84° 30.077′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Avenue of Champions 0.2 miles east of S. Limestone (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Avenue of Champions, Lexington KY 40506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barker Hall and Buell Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas D. Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); What's in a Name?
Memorial Coliseum image. Click for full size.
By S. C. McCullough, April 18, 2019
2. Memorial Coliseum
Site of the Adolph Rupp marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Margaret Isadora King / Margaret I. King Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maxwell Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gillis Building 1889 (approx. mile away); Beck House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. Sports
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2019, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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