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Kenny Geralds
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Other Position: Player: Men's Basketball

Inducted 1987-88

Kenny Geralds was known as “Mr. Outside” and a vital part of the outstanding late-1950’s Austin Peay basketball teams. The Louisville, Ky., native was a three sport star at Southern High School before playing freshman basketball at Murray State. He elected to transfer to Austin Peay the following year, thus initating an illustrious career that coincided with the Govs’ basketball success during the David B. Aaron era. As a sophomore, he averaged 12.3 points per game for a much-improved 16-11 club that won just seven games the previous season. He was named All-Volunteer State Athletic Conference and Most Valuable Player of the Capital City Classic during that season. Then in 1956-57, Geralds was named All-VSAC, All-VSAC Tournament and the tourney’s MVP as the Govs won the league tourney and advanced to the NAIA tournament. He finished the season averaging 15.1 points per game from his guard spot, teaming with Tom Morgan, known as “Mr. Inside” to provide APSU a solid one-two punch in their 24-9 season. The pair were co-captains of that season and the following year when they again teamed to lead Austin Peay to a 17-9 record and another VSAC tourney championship. Geralds scored 36 points in the title game and 81 in the three-game tourney. Again he was named All-VSAC tourney and all-conference for the third straight season. He finished his outstanding APSU career with 1284 points for a team 57-29 won-lost record in the three year span. Geralds also played baseball for one season (1956) and hit .318 as an infielder. After graduating from Austin Peay in 1958, he began a coaching career that took him back to his native Louisville, where he served three seasons as an assistant at Durrett High School. He returned to Austin Peay and attained his Master’s Degree in 1962. Geralds served as the school’s freshman basketball coach during the 1961-62 season before moving to Tampa, Fla. He was head basketball coach for three seasons at King High School. Geralds died of cancer in 1967.

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