Coach Ron Arnett Recognized; Court Named In His Honor
Prior to the women’s basketball game on Friday evening, Kentucky Christian University honored Head Basketball Coach Ron Arnett by naming the court after him.
He has been at KCU since the 1989-90 season, first as an assistant, and he became the Head Coach in 1991. He has a perfect string of Regional Championships going back to his first year, and prior to the beginning of this season had amassed the following statistics:
Career Record: 557-160
NCCAA-II Record 376-14
NCAA/NAIA Record 181-146
15 NCCAA National Championships
(Including consecutive runs from 1995-1998, and 2007-2012)
21 NCCAA (Consecutive) Region Championships
7-Time NCCAA National Coach of the Year
40 Scholar Athletes
10 NCCAA National Players of the Year
44 NCCAA 1st Team All-Americans
13 NCCAA 2nd Team All-Americans
2 NCCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans
13 NCCAA National Tournament MVPs
30 NCCAA National All-Tournament Team Selections
The plaque given him by the KCU community says the following:
“It is with great pride that Kentucky Christian University designates this court as “Ron Arnett Court”. We congratulate Coach Arnett on his dedication to Christ-Centered athletic excellence and undying devotion to this University and his players. Even as this honor is being given, we understand that we have been the recipient of much more than the mere naming of a floor could ever convey. It is with heart-felt gratitude for your many years of exemplary service that we proudly name, Ron Arnett Court”.
As with most of the other games throughout his career, the Lady Knights won over the University of Pikeville Bears 84-61.