PIKEVILLE – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) announced its 2015 Hall of Fame class and University of Pikeville head football coach Dudley Hilton is among those listed for the March 21, 2015 ceremony at the Lexington Convention Center.
The inductees will also be honored during the semifinals of the 2015 KHSAA Boy’s Basketball Sweep 16 in Rupp Arena. The 10-member class brings the hall’s total to 433 members.
Hilton, one of the most successful football coaches in Kentucky history, amassed 345 victories and won three state titles in three different classifications over 36 seasons (1991, 1997 and 2008) at Breathitt County, Bell County and Bourbon County.
He retired from the high-school ranks in 2010 with a career record of 345-101, tied atop the state records for the most football coaching victories all-time following a career which included 20 district titles, 11 regional titles, seven regional runner-up finishes and 34-consecutive winning seasons.
His career accomplishments were recognized with Coach of the Year honors from the Kentucky High School Athletics Directors Association, the Kentucky High School Coaches Association and the Louisville Courier-Journal. In 1997, he was named Sportsman of the Year by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Since his time on the prep gridiron, Hilton is heading into his fourth season as head coach at UPIKE. The Bears posted their best mark under Hilton in 2013, finishing with a 7-4 record and winning the first game against an NCAA Division I FCS program at Morehead State.