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Morehead State Basketball Standout Leonard Coulter Dies

By: MSU Media Relations
By: MSU Media Relations

MOREHEAD, Ky.— Morehead State Hall of Fame member and former basketball standout Leonard Coulter passed away Wednesday.
“We are very saddened to hear of Leonard’s passing,” Morehead State men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said. “Leonard will always be remembered as one of the best, if not the best player to ever wear an Eagle Uniform. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

A three-time All-Conference selection by the Ohio Valley Conference, Coulter earned All-American honors in 1972 and was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the eighth round in 1974. He ranks seventh all-time at Morehead State in scoring and third in rebounding. He also holds the school record for most consecutive field goals with 13 and was inducted into the MSU Hall of Fame in 1985.

“Leonard was one of our all-time best players, but just as importantly he was still a very active member of the MSU family,” said Morehead State Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson. “His passing is a sad occasion for all Eagle fans and he will be missed.”

A four-year starter and two-time All-State honoree in basketball at Danville High School, he was a member of 1968 12th Region championship team and remains the school’s all-time leading scorer.
Coulter was also a talented football player, earning First Team All-State honors in 1969, his senior year. He was named to the Sunkist All-America team in football and basketball as a senior at Danville and the school retired his basketball jersey in 2005.


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