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Basketball is family tradition




FAMILY TRADITION — Kathy Amburgey is pictured with the Temple Christian Crusaders Middle School girls’ team, which won the regional Virginia Association of Christian Athletes tournament after an undefeated season. She is head coach of the team, and her husband is head coach of the boys’ team.

FAMILY TRADITION — Kathy Amburgey is pictured with the Temple Christian Crusaders Middle School girls’ team, which won the regional Virginia Association of Christian Athletes tournament after an undefeated season. She is head coach of the team, and her husband is head coach of the boys’ team.

For the Amburgey family of Amherst, Va., basketball is a family tradition.

Kathy Amburgey — Coach K to her team — is a 1990 Whitesburg High School graduate. She is head coach of the Temple Christian Crusaders Middle School girls’ team, which went undefeated, won the Faith Christian School Invitational Tournament, and then won the regional Virginia Association of Christian Athletes tournament.

Steve Amburgey, a 1991 WHS graduate, is head coach of the Temple Christian Crusaders Middle School boys’ team on which his son, Tanner, 12, plays. Tanner was named to the All Tournament Team during the Faith Christian School Invitational Tournament.

Tyler Amburgey, 16, a junior at Temple Christian, was first in rebounds and second in scoring for the Virginia State Regional (private and public schools). He averaged 20 points per game this season and was named to First Team All District VACA and Second Team All Region VACA.

Upcoming is the youngest brother, Turner, 8, who had his high scoring game recently, hitting 23 points of which 21 were threepointers.

Kathy Amburgey also coaches the fourth-fifth grade boys’ team, and Tyler Amburgey coaches the firstthird grade team on which Turner plays.

The family says they may live in the State of Virginia, but they bleed UK blue.

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