Photos from the Lexington Herald-Leader archives updated daily

Future UK coach Claiborne as UK player, 1946

Posted on August 28, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
Newcomers on the University of Kentucky football team in Sept. 1946 included future UK coach  Jerry Claiborne, second from right. Claiborne played three years as halfback under Paul "Bear" Bryant. He went on to become the head coach at Virginia Tech (1961–1970) and  Maryland (1972–1981) before returning to UK in 1982. In his eight seasons as head coach, he led the Wildcats to two bowl games and a record of 41-46-3. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.  In the photo from left to right is Harry Ulinski, Nick Odlivak, John Ciepalich, J. C. Williams, Claiborne and Dick Holway. Published in the Lexington Leader September 17, 1946.

Newcomers on the University of Kentucky football team in September 1946 included future UK coach Jerry Claiborne, second from right. Claiborne played three years as halfback under Paul “Bear” Bryant. He went on to become the head coach at Virginia Tech (1961–1970) and Maryland (1972–1981) before returning to UK in 1982. In his eight seasons as head coach, he led the Wildcats to two bowl games and a record of 41-46-3. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. From left, Harry Ulinski, Nick Odlivak, John Ciepalich, J. C. Williams, Claiborne and Dick Holway. Published in the Lexington Leader on Sept. 17, 1946.

TAGS: , ,

Photo reprints


See a photo that you would like to have a reprint of? All photos that appear in this blog can be purchased from
MyCapture .

 Follow us on Twitter
@KYPhotoArchive