| Wins against Kentucky - 1 | Losses against Kentucky - 8 |
Alma Mater: Mississippi State  (*)
Hometown: Benton, KY
Date Born: July 7, 1942
Date Died: April 13, 2011
Overall Record: 67-82 [6 Seasons]
|2/9/1970||Kentucky at Mississippi State||W||86 - 57||-|
|1/5/1970||Mississippi State at Kentucky||W||111 - 76||-|
|2/10/1969||Mississippi State at Kentucky||W||91 - 69||-|
|1/6/1969||Kentucky at Mississippi State||W||91 - 72||-|
|2/17/1968||Mississippi State at Kentucky||W||107 - 81||-|
|2/10/1968||Kentucky at Mississippi State||W||92 - 84||-|
|2/18/1967||Kentucky at Mississippi State||W||103 - 74||-|
|2/11/1967||Mississippi State at Kentucky||L||72 - 77 OT||-|
|2/19/1966||Kentucky at Mississippi State||W||73 - 69||-|
Obituary - MyFoxMemphis (WHBQ) (April 14, 2011)
Former MSU Player and Coach Joe Dan Gold Passes Away
Joe Dan Gold, a former All-SEC standout and head coach at Mississippi State, passed away on Wednesday following a lengthy illness.
Born on July 7, 1942, he is survived by his wife, Rosemary. The couple lived in West Liberty, Ky., at the time of his death.
I would like to express my sincerest sympathies to the family of Joe Dan Gold, MSU athletics director Scott Stricklin said. He was a great Bulldog and a leader on one of the greatest teams in school history, the 1963 team that played in the NCAA Tournament, a moment in history that will never be forgotten. He achieved a lot on the court and in the classroom for Mississippi State before going on to become a great educator. He will be greatly missed.
A native of Benton, Ky., Gold played for the Bulldogs from 1961-63. As a 6-foot-5 forward, he finished his career averaging 12.3 points (947 career points) and 7.8 rebounds (600 career rebounds, currently 19th all time) for legendary coach Babe McCarthy. While wearing the Maroon & White, his teams went 65-13 overall and 36-6 in SEC play, while winning or sharing three SEC titles.
As a senior, he was voted captain and led the Bulldogs to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. He was tabbed third-team All-SEC and garnered Academic All-SEC honors.
Following graduation, Gold coached the freshman team for two seasons, leading the newcomers to a 39-9 ledger.
Then at the age of 23, he succeeded McCarthy and was the youngest head coach at a major college. In his five years at that helm, Gold posted a 51-74 record.
Following his stint at MSU, Gold enjoyed head coaching careers at Paducah Community College (1971-73) and Mercer (1973-74) before leaving the coaching profession for a career in high school administration in Kentucky, where he was a superintendent at Williamstown, Mason County and Morgan County.
In 1996, Gold was elected into the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame, and in 2003 he was recognized as an SEC Legend.
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