Laurel County High School, Louisville Mercy High School
With the arrival of girl’s Basketball in the 1970’s, it took little time for the Laurel County Lady Cardinals to establish dominance. Leading the way was Coach Roy Bowling who would guide the Cardinals form 1974 through the 1989 season. During these 15 years his teams would “chalk up” 403 wins while losing only 61.
Along the way Roy’s teams would win 19 District, 8 Regional and 4 State titles – 3 of which came during a remarkable stretch in 1977, 1978, and 1979. The 4th State title was earned in 1987.
Setting a state record, Coach Bowling’s Lady Cards won 73 consecutive games.
Roy Bowling finished his High School coaching career by building a successful program at Louisville Mercy High.