Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame

April 13, 2015 Hall of Fame Working


Information about Nominee:

Name: Randy Napier

384 Phoenix Place Blvd
Hazard, KY 41701

Information about Person Making the Nomination:

Name: Jeff Campbell

131 Williams Branch Road
Hazard, KY 41701

Category of Nomination:





Primary KHSAA Basketball Region: 14

Secondary KHSAA Basketball Region: 0


Coached at which High School(s): M.C. Napier High School; Perry Central High School

Year of Retirement: 2019

Nominee's Accomplishments at the High School Level in Kentucky:

COACH RANDY NAPIER’S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS HEAD COACH @ M.C. NAPIER—1980-1994---------14YEARS HEAD COACH @ PERRY CENTRAL—1995-2019-----24YEARS ALL TIME WINNINGEST GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH IN STATE HISTORY—886—285 ALL TIME LEADER IN TOTAL GAMES COACHED IN GIRLS BASKETBALL STATE HISTORY—1171 22 DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS 10 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 1994 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 11 TIME 14TH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR 1994 KY. COACHES ASSOCIATION STATE CHAMPION AWARD 2003- NAMED TO KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF BASKETBALL COACHES –COURT OF HONOR 2008 KY. COACHES ASSOCIATION STATE COACH OF THE YEAR 2008 NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2007 HEAD COACH KENTUCKY ALL STARS-----KY.-INDIANA ALL STAR SERIES 2008-2011 GIRLS DIRECTOR OF TRYOUTS KENTUCKY ALL STARS 2014—HEAD COACH—MCDONALDS ALL-AMERICAN TEAM 2016—KENTUCKY HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME CENTENIAL CLASS INDUCTEE 2019—KENTUCKY LIONS EYE FOUNDATION FOUNDERS AWARD AND COACH OF THE YEAR Coach Napier’s 38 year career is not only measured by the tremendous winning numbers he put up but is also highlighted by the 41 girls who went on to sign scholarships and play at the collegiate level. For four decades Coach Napier represented both M.C. Napier and Perry Central High Schools in the town where he was born and grew up in and was honored by his city, county, and school system in many ways. The street in front of Perry Central High School is named, 800 Randy Napier Way. The floor in Perry Centrals gym is named Coach Randy Napier Court. There are road signs at the entrances to Perry County that read: Home of Coach Randy Napier the states all-time winningest girls basketball coach. Although he had numerous opportunities to coach in other places at the high school and collegiate levels Coach Napier instead made the commitment to spend his entire coaching career in Perry County representing his home county and school system as the coach at M.C. Napier and Perry Central.

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Electronic Signature: Jenny Elder

Date Submitted: August 1, 2022