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Today's Sports

  • Passion, hard work equal 500 wins

    Wayne King distinctly remembers the first time he ever came in contact with Glen Drury.

    It was in the summer of 1973, not long after King, then 26, had been hired as the head basketball coach at Anderson County High School. A week-long practice for returning high school players was all that the local school board would allow at the time.

  • A RECORD OF EXCELLENCE

    At Western Anderson

    Year Record Post-season

    1985-86 5-16

    1986-87 3-18

    Total 8-34

    At Anderson County

    Year Record Post-season

    1987-88 16-12 District runner-up

    1988-89 16-12

    1989-90 12-12

    1990-91 23-7 30th District champion

    Eighth Region semifinals

    1991-92 21-8 30th District runner-up

    1992-93 18-9

    1993-94 20-8 30th District runner-up

    Eighth Region semifinals

    1994-95 22-10 30th District runner-up

  • Drury's Accomplishments

    Total wins: 500 (Through 2016 regular season)

    8 at Western Anderson High School (1985-86 and 1986-87)

    492 at Anderson County High School, since 1987-88 school year

    2 Eighth Region Championships (1997, 2009)

    1 Eighth Region Runner-up (1995)

    4 30th District Championships (1991, 2003, 2007, 2009)

    Kentucky All-Stars head coach, 2011

    Kentucky All-Stars assistant coach, 2010

    Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches Coach of the Year, 4 times

    Eighth Region Coach of the Year, 3 times

  • They Said It: Glen Drury,...

    “The best thing about coach is he is a great man. Not only was he my coach, and now Christian’s coach, but he is a great role model for his players and this community as well. Anderson County is very fortunate to have him as our coach and role model for these young men. He not only coaches the game of basketball, but he also gets these young men ready for life.

  • Life kept Drury in his hometown...

    Two words might explain why Glen Drury has 500 career victories, all of them coming in his hometown.

    “Life happened,” smiles his wife Jennifer who has seen almost all of those 500 wins and 321 losses.

    Drury graduated from Anderson County High School in 1977, then after playing at Berea College and spending another year there as an assistant coach on Roland Wierwille’s staff, came home to Anderson County High School, serving as an assistant coach before heading to Western High School for two years.

  • Carlton: Once a Bearcat, Always...

    Will Carlton knows where his paycheck comes from, but there are times his heart speaks louder than his wallet.

    He’s now the assistant principal at Mercer County Intermediate School, but the 1995 Anderson County All-Stater says he’s still a Bearcat.

    He jokingly – we think – recalls a story from the 2015 basketball season.

  • One-time foe calls Drury a ‘...

    It is not uncommon to hear former opponents heap praise on Anderson County basketball and coach Glen Drury. Such is the case with country music singer J.D. Shelburne, who played basketball at Spencer County High School. Shelburne already knew about Drury but struck up a friendship when he appeared at the annual Cat Madness in November.

  • Shouse: A lifelong friend

    While Glen Drury had already established his reputation as an up-and-coming high school basketball coach, it was not until the 1990-91 season that he had his first club that was a legitimate threat to make a run through the Eighth Region.

    Johnny Shouse was the leading scorer on that team, which ended the year at 22-6 and put a major league scare into fourth-ranked Scott County in the Eighth Region semifinals before falling, 72-69.

  • McWilliams: Doing what is right

    Matthew McWilliams has a unique spot in Anderson County sports history. Perhaps the most successful pitcher to ever take the mound for the Anderson County Bearcats, McWilliams went on to play at Cumberland University in Tennessee and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 15th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball ameteur draft. McWilliams played in the Reds’ farm system before an elbow injury derailed what appeared to be a promising career.

  • They Said It: Glen Drury, The...

    “You do the math. Five hundred wins. That is impressive!”

    —Derek Ruble, a member of Drury’s first two teams at Anderson County

    “When they got down 18-4, a lot of teams would have quit. They didn’t quit because Glen didn’t quit on them and didn’t let them quit.”

    ­—Former Anderson County head coach Wayne King, commenting after the Bearcats’ win at Shelby County on Jan. 8.