EKU Athletics Hall of Fame

LARRY WOOD, Bracken County Native and former MHS coach

Larry Wood was a three-year letterman in basketball and a four-year letter winner in baseball at Eastern. He was a three-time Ohio Valley Conference basketball star and received the E Club Award for basketball and the WHAS-TV Kentuckiana Senior Basketball Award in 1959. He scored 1,020 points during his collegiate career. Wood was also a standout on the diamond where he was co-captain of the 1959 Eastern team and finished eighth in nation in hitting in 1958 with his .430 batting average. He served as head basketball and baseball coach at Maysville High School from 1961-66 and directed that team to two district titles, one regional championship and the 1962 Ashland Invitational Tournament crown. His Maysville baseball team also won one district title and finished runner-up three times.

This writer remembers Larry Wood well. He had game !!

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