"I buzzed through Louisville during the first part of the week of May 10. Catching up with Dudley Berthold was on my agenda, and we were able to chow down on some tasty pizza in La Grange. Dudley served KMI from 1964 to 1969. He taught economics, typing, and was our head football coach 1966-69.
I had forgotten that Dudley contracted polio at age nine. We only can guess how hard he worked at his recovery, but those of us who know Dudley can surmise that his attack on the disease was relentless. He would quarterback the Western Ky. U. Hilltoppers a decade later.
I accomplished my goal of needling Coach about some of his tortuous drills and the 3-A-Day practices in that August heat during football camp. He just laughed as we recounted a few of his "excellent training exercises".
Following KMI, Dudley taught Distributive Education at the new Ballard High School. He later established his own painting company and ran it until his recent retirement. He lost his wife, Beverly, a few years ago but has a large extended family that keeps him busy. He sent me a great picture of that family following his 80th birthday on January 5.
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