King Kelly Coleman Kentucky’s Greatest Basketball Legend – New Expanded Edition –

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In a state where the love of basketball itself is legendary, there are its rare heroes who also, through the dispassionate lens of history, rise to legendary status.  When that legend rises so far above the others as to acquire mythical or rather, folk hero, proportions – and then enigmatically vanishes – you have King Kelly Coleman.

This shy, humble mountain boy blessed with extraordinary talent and drive captured Kentucky’s hearts and all-time national record books with performances that were not surpassed for nearly seven decades.

Originally published in 2005, the authorized King Kelly Coleman story, as told by award-winning author Gary P. West from actual interviews and information from Coleman himself, has been revised and expanded to include dozens of new photographs and facts about Coleman’s life up until his death in 2019.


Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author

Gary P. West  Gary P. West has simple criteria when it comes to writing books. “I only take on a project that I will enjoy writing about and I only write about something I think people will enjoy reading,” he says. West grew up in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University before graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1967 with a journalism degree. At U.K. he was a daily sports editor for the Kentucky Kernel. Throughout his extensive career he has served as executive director of the Hillt Learn More about Gary P. West
Book Details
Author: Gary P. West
Pages: 240 pages
Product Dimensions: 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-1-948901-95-6
Cover Type: Hardcover
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