Baughman to be inducted into LWC Hall of Fame

Published 1:05 pm Thursday, October 4, 2018

COLUMBIA, Ky. — Henry Baughman of Stanford will be inducted into the Lindsey Wilson College Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 6, as part of Homecoming weekend on the A.P. White Campus.

Baughman, a philanthropist, is one of three to be enshrined in the LWC Athletics Hall of fame, joining former basketball coach Paul Peck and former baseball coach Mike Talley and philanthropist Dr. Henry Baughman in the 18th class of inductees.

“Coach Peck, Coach Talley, and Dr. Baughman have been great leaders within their sports and have made an indelible impact on Lindsey Wilson athletics,” LWC Athletics Director Willis Pooler said. “Our athletics department along with our student-athletes have truly benefited from their own individual and collective talents, dedication, guidance, and generosity.”

The 2018 class will be inducted at 11 a.m. CT Saturday at the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center. They will also be recognized later that day at the Lindsey Wilson-Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) football game.

Dr. Baughman is one of the most decorated tennis players from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He owns more than 100 singles and doubles titles nationwide. Baughman is a member of
four different halls of fame, including the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Southern Tennis Hall of Fame.

Baughman has been ranked No. 1 in Kentucky more than 60 times, and 15 times he has been ranked No. 1 in the nine-state USTA Southern region, the largest association in the United States. He has also earned a No. 4 national ranking in 70 and over singles.

Baughman was chosen to the Southern All-Star team for the USTA National Inter-Sectional Championships, where he won three gold medals on the teams that were seven-time national champions. He has won 18 National Public Parks’ tennis championships and five National Senior Olympic gold medals.

Baughman has been honored multiple times as a Kentucky Tennis Player of the Year and earned the Southern Tennis Player of the Year award in 2007. He also received the Slew Hester Adult Achievement award for being ranked in the USTA Southern top five for 25 consecutive years.

Baughman’s love for tennis and for Lindsey Wilson College led to him providing the lead gift to build the state-of-the-art Henry Baughman Tennis Complex on the LWC campus, which was dedicated on October 8, 2010.

Coach Peck (1978-80, 2002-18) compiled a 587-368 overall record over his 30-year head coaching career. Over two stints as Lindsey Wilson’s men’s basketball coach, Peck posted a 351-169 record while winning three Mid-South Conference regular-season titles and four MSC Tournament championships.

Peck led Lindsey Wilson to 17 winning seasons during his 18 years on the LWC sideline. Peck led the Blue Raiders to their best season in school history during the 2012-13 season as Lindsey Wilson swept the Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament titles and reached the NAIA National Tournament’s Fab Four (national semifinals). Lindsey Wilson finished the season ranked No. 3 in the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll while ending with a 32-5 record. In 2003-04, Peck led the Blue Raiders to the program’s first-ever NAIA No. 1 ranking after starting the season 22-0.

Under Peck, the Blue Raiders reached the NAIA National Tournament eight times. Including the Fab Four appearance, the Blue Raiders reached the national quarterfinals twice.
During his first stint at Lindsey Wilson, Peck produced an overall record of 54-14 in two seasons. His team was nationally ranked both seasons while winning a pair of junior college state titles and a regional championship.

Peck is a five-time Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year (2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2011-12, and 2012-13). In addition to his conference coaching awards, Peck was selected as the 2011-12 Don Meyer NAIA Coach of the Year.

Peck retired on June 30, 2018, with more than half of Lindsey Wilson’s all-time wins as a four-year institution.

Coach Talley (1993-2011) won 496 games over 19 seasons as the Blue Raiders’ head baseball coach, making him the winningest baseball coach in Lindsey Wilson history.

He led Lindsey Wilson to nine NAIA regional tournament appearances, including winning the 2000 NAIA Region XII title. At the conference level, Talley’s Blue Raiders won nearly 70 percent of their games while a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Lindsey Wilson won three regular-season KIAC titles and three conference tournaments crowns.

Talley’s teams still hold numerous program records, including single-season records for best team batting average (.376) and most hits per game (12.3) in 1998 and most runs scored (524) and runs per game (10.1) in 1999.

Talley led the Blue Raiders to seven 30-win seasons, including winning 39 games in 1997 and 38 wins in 2000. He was selected by his peers as the 1999 and 2000 KIAC Coach of the Year and the 2000 NAIA Region XII Coach of the Year.

Prior to becoming the head coach, Talley was a student-athlete where he pitched for the Blue Raiders. He posted a 6-4 record in 30 career appearances.

Talley left coaching in 2011 and moved into an administrative role. He currently serves as the Lindsey Wilson Director of Athletic Facilities and leads the athletics department’s Champions of Character efforts.