Henderson City High School, 1955 to 1963

Tommy Glover, high school All-American

City High Facts
Henderson City High Basketball With Game Scores1955-56
The Game-Henderson All-Stars vs the Harlem Magicians, April 1961
1955 KHSAA State Football Champions & Game Scores
1956 Henderson City High Baseball
1956 Henderson City High Track
Barret Manual and Henderson City High Coaches 1952-1971
Coach Don Shelton-1928- 2011
1955-56 City High Basketball team, Players Profiles
1956 West All-Star Team
Pascal Benson, All-State-Football, Basketball, baseball
Tommy Glover, high school All-American
1959 KHSAA State Football Champions
1959 Football State Champions Reunion
1959-60 Henderson City High School Basketball
1959-60 Henderson City High School Basketball Queen
1959-60 Henderson City High School Homecoming Queen
1959-60 Henderson City High Cheerleaders
1960-61 Henderson City High School Basketball
1960-61 Henderson City High School Football
1960-61 Henderson City High Cheerleaders
1960-61 Henderson City High Basketball Queen
1960-61 Henderson City High Homecoming Queen
Link to Class of 1963
City High Class Presidents, 1956-1963
All Henderson High Schools Basketball Scoring records
All-State-Regional-District-Honors from 1953 to 1957
All-State, All-American High School Basketball teams 1955-56
All-Time Kentucky High School Scorers
National High School 100 point games
Barret basketball 1954-55
Barret basketball Scores-game by game 1954-55
Barret baseball 1955
1954-55 Barret Manual High School Cheerleaders
William Spoehr & the 1916 Barret Basketball champions
Closed Henderson Schools & Kentucky School Consolidations
Photos of old Henderson Schools
Barret High & City High Fight Songs
100 points records and Mr. Kentucky basketball winners
"King" Kelly Coleman and the Wayland Wasps
Kentucky State Basketball Tournament Records
Link to 1957, 6th Grade Jefferson Elementary
Lex's pick of best of Kentucky Athletes/Entertainers
All-time Barret/Henderson City High Basketball Team
Contacts with Classmates
Links to other web-sites


Tommy Glover, 1959 National & Kentucky Player of the year.


Tommy is the only athlete in Henderson KY history to be named to a high school All-American team in any sport, and Tommy did it two times.      

Tommy is also the only player in Kentucky  high school Football that was on 2 undefeated state championship teams.

He accomplished this as an 8th reserveon the 1956 team, and a starter on the 1959 team.  

     According to Coach Don Shelton, Tommy was the most outstanding football player in Henderson history. Shelton says in a 2009 interview that Glover was the best player that he coached at any level in his 30 plus years of coaching. Tommy also broke Don Shelton's 20 year record for the most touchdowns & yards gained for his 5 year career in Henderson.
      Tommy was selected as a high school all-American in during the 1958 & the 1959 football seasons. Selected for the 1959 first team high school All-American team and being named Mr. Football for the state of Kentucky were just a few of the honors that followed Tommy in his career. Tommy was also named to the little All-American team at Murray State University for the 1963 & 1964 football seasons. Tommy was named OVC (Ohio Valley Conference) MVP also in the 1963 & 1964 seasons. Tommy was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 6th round of the 1965 NFL draft, and picked in the 5th round of the 1965 AFL draft by the New York Jets.   
      Tommy was heavily recruited by most major universities in his senior year at Henderson City High. Tommy chose the University of Alabama, where legendary football coach, Paul "Bear" Bryant was the head coach, and personally recruited Tommy to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide. 
     Tommy stayed at Alabama for his freshman year, and transferred to Murray State, where he once again was teamed with his former high school coach Don Shelton and assistant coach Bill Hina. 
     Tommy was married to his wife Janet until his untimely death in December 2000 from congestive heart failure at the age of 60. Tommy is the only athlete in Henderson KY history to be named to a high school All-American squad in any sport, and Tommy did it twice, in 1958 and again in 1959. Tommy remains the only football player from the state of Kentucky that has been named to a schoolboy all-american team for 2 years.

Kentucky High School State & National football Player of the year: Tommy Glover. Tommy compiled a state record breaking 180 points for the 1959 football season. He was chosen All-WKC, All-Big 8, all-state & to the Scolastic Magazine All-American team for 2 years both his junior & senior years.Tommy was also named MVP, for district & Regional  during his sophomore, junior & senior years. Glover was also chosen as MVP for the Big 8 & the WKC for his junior & senior years.


This web-site is dedicated to the Barret Manual &
Henderson City High Sports teams from 1954-1963.
Especially the Henderson City High 1955-56 sports teams
that had so many great gifted student/athletes.  

Property of
, TM, , 2008, 2009, 2010  

The contents of this web site are intended to be used

only for the educational  value and entertainment enjoyment.

An alumni of Henderson City High School stated to me:

"Once a Flashman, always a Flashman".  

Truer words have never been spoken.

Many thanks to the people listed below for their contributions.
Jim Adams (HHS '59),
Elaine Benson (HNHS: '59),
Pascal Benson (HHS '56) 
Don Gish (BMTHS '55),
Glenda Alexander Guess (HHS '57),
Shirley Hagan (HHS '56),
Billy Haynes (HHS '59),
Sonda Keach Nolan (HHS '56),
Dr. Fred Schuette (HHS '56),
Sammy Joe Shelton (HHS '56),
Bud Bayard Walters (HHS '59),
Coach T. L. Plain


all artwork/photos are the property of SAR2 CREATIONS of Nevada,

, TM, , 2007, 2008, 2009. 2010,

Please contact webmaster for any use of artwork or photographs.

All photographs used are public-domain,

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Shelby A. (Lex) Riggs II

Please note that all photographs were sent in by former students of Henderson City High School. They have all been edited, corrected & cleaned up as well as they possibly could. If you are displeased with a photo, simply scan the photo that you want replaced and I will be more than happy to replace it.
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