| Wins against Kentucky - 1 | Losses against Kentucky - 2 |
Alma Mater: Western Kentucky 
Hometown: Central City, KY
Date Born: October 5, 1911
Date Died: February 19, 2000
Overall Record: 443-183 [23 Seasons]
|3/13/1959||Kentucky vs. Louisville||L||61 - 76||NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinals (at Evanston, IL)|
|3/20/1951||Kentucky vs. Louisville||W||79 - 68||NCAA East Regional First Round (at Raleigh, NC)|
|3/27/1948||Kentucky vs. Louisville||W||91 - 57||Olympic Trials (at New York, NY)|
Biography - General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in loving memory and honor of Bernard L. "Peck" Hickman.
With deepest respect and admiration, we pay homage and tribue to Bernard L. "Peck" Hickman, and we pause in silent reverence for his soul.
WHEREAS, Bernard L. Hickman was born on October 5, 1911, a native of Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, and longtime resident of Jefferson County, and he traversed these earthly bounds on February 19, 2000; and
WHEREAS, Bernard L. Hickman was the devoted husband of the late Alene Hickman who passed away in 1982, and of the late Harriette Heaton who passed away in 1987; the loving father of two daughters, Nancy Kaye Lucia and Beverly Jo Mattingly; and the proud grandfather of four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Bernard L. Hickman was an All-State guard from Central City High School and was a guard at Western Kentucky State College from 1931-35; and he coached eight seasons in high school basketball before accepting the position of head basketball coach at the University of Louisville in 1944; and
WHEREAS, Bernard L. Hickman's outstanding leadership as the University of Louisville Cardinals basketball coach, winning 443 games in 23 seasons , and 20 years as athletic director won the respect and admiration of, and contributed to the development of, many outstanding and responsible young athletes; and
WHEREAS, Bernard L. Hickman brought to his players and to his community the enthusiasm and optimism he displayed throughout his life, leaving a legacy of athletic superiority and academic success in graduating 82 percent of his players, and he was the first basketball coach in Kentucky to break the color barrier in 1962, by recruiting Eddie Whitehead from Dayton, Ohio, and Wade Houston from Alcoaa, Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, Bernard L. Hickman was named to the prestigious Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame in 1967 and to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall in 1981; he was a Mason, a devout member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, and a former member of Rotary International and the Kiwanis Club; and
WHEREAS, the passing of Bernard L. Hickman has left a void that will be difficult to fill, and he is mourned across the length and breadth of the Commonwealth:
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:
Section 1. This honorable body does hereby express its profound sense of sorrow upon the passing of Bernard L. "Peck" Hickman, and extends to his family and many friends its most heartfelt sympathy.
Section 2. When the House of Representatives adjouns this day, it does so in loving memory and honor of Bernard L. "Peck" Hickman.
Section 3. The Clerk of the House of Representatives is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Ms. Nancy Kaye Luca, 800 Tyler Street, Ft. Collins, Colorado 80521.
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