Former Whitesburg High School baseball coach Doyle “Buddy” Roe will be inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 16 at noon at the Fern Valley Hotel and Conference Center on Fern Valley Road in Louisville.
Roe was the head coach at Whitesburg High for 25 years. His overall won-loss record was 238- 169. Roe’s teams were champions of the East Kentucky Mountain Conference six times, and he was selected as the EKMC Coach of the Year five times. His teams were 48th District Runner-up seven times.
Roe was a teacher in the Letcher County school system for 31 years. Besides baseball he was also an assistant coach at Whitesburg High in football for six years and in basketball for one season. He was Director of the Whitesburg Little League for several years, was on the summer staff at Morehead State University baseball camp for ten years, assisted Cincinnati Reds scouts with tryout camps in Somerset and Hazard for two years, and coached American Legion Baseball in both Whitesburg and Hazard. Roe was inducted into the Letcher County Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.
Roe lives in Isom with his wife Donna. They have one son, Bobby, and four grandchildren — Justin, Ryan, Chelsea, and James — all of Georgetown, Indiana.
Tickets to the banquet may be purchased at the door for $15 per person. Lunch is included. Children 12 and under may attend for free.