On Saturday, October 12th, Alice Lloyd College welcomed three individuals into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place in the new Campus Center Complex as part of the annual Appalachia Day Homecoming activities. This year’s inductees were: David Hatfield, Jeremy Osborne, and Kaylan Richardson Centers.
David Hatfield is a graduate of Belfry High School. He attended Alice Lloyd College from 2002-2007 where he majored in Sports and Fitness Management. He later received his Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University. He was a four-year member of the Eagles baseball team.
During his career, he quickly proved his versatility. He was a rare, three-position player who pitched as well as playing second and third base. As a three-year starter, his greatest asset was his pitching where he performed as a key member of the relief squad. He was the recipient of the Rookie of the Year Award after his first season and would be named to the Academic All-Conference Team in the Appalachian Athletic Conference as a sophomore. His junior and senior seasons would see him chosen as an Academic All-Conference selection in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. He finished his career as one of the team-captains due to his leadership and solid play.
David was also a solid student, who performed well in the classroom. Furthermore, he served off the field as a Resident Advisor and was chosen as the Resident Advisor of the Year. Due to his knowledge and dedication of the game, he was appointed to the Eagles coaching staff and is now entering his 14th season as the head assistant coach. Currently, he resides in Pippa Passes, Kentucky, and is employed by Alice Lloyd College where he has served his community as a member of the Student Services Department and Athletic Department for the past 14 years.
Jeremy Osborne hails from Emmalena, Kentucky, and is a graduate of The June Buchanan School, where he had a solid high school career. He attended Alice Lloyd College from 1997–2001 where he graduated with a Biology Degree. As a member of the Eagles basketball team, he was known for his fine all-around game.
During his four-year college career, he was a dependable scorer, tenacious defender, and hard-nosed rebounder. He showed signs of good things to come when he was voted to the Freshman All-Conference Team. Each season thereafter, his numbers improved as he took on a bigger role on both ends of the court. By his senior year, he received the Best Defensive Player Award and was regarded as one of the top defenders in the conference. When his four years on the hardwood came to an end, he had amassed 1,042 points and grabbed 782 rebounds. He is one of a small group of individuals to score over 1000 points and amass over 750 rebounds during their career. He is considered one of the most versatile athletes to ever wear the Eagles uniform.
Currently, he resides in Emmalena, Kentucky, and has served his community for the past 18 years as the co-operator of his family business: R&J Well Service and Horizon Natural Gas.
Kaylan Richardson Centers hails from Owenton, Kentucky, and is a graduate of Owen County High School. She attended Alice Lloyd College from 2005-2009 where she graduated with a Business Administration Degree. As a four-year member of the Lady Eagles, she was known for her long-range marksmanship.
She made her presence felt as a freshman when she quickly earned a major supporting role off the bench. As a sophomore, she blossomed, finishing third on the club in scoring, with 11.9 points per game, while finishing second in the conference in both three-point field goals made per game, and total three-pointers made. As a junior, she led the squad in scoring at 13.1 points per game, which placed her seventh in the conference. She also led the conference in three-pointers made per outing. Her senior year was impressive as she finished sixth in the conference in scoring by averaging over 12 points per game while finishing second in the conference and seventh in the nation in three-point field goals made. She also was second on the club in both assists and steals. Academically, she was a solid student, finishing on the Dean’s List.
Her 2007 squad finished as the KIAC regular-season champions and was runner-up in the tournament while her 2009 club reached the conference finals once more. She was twice voted to the All-Conference Squad and won numerous individual awards during her tenure, including Most Valuable Player and Best Defensive Award. She also hit nine three-point field goals in one game. She is considered one of the finest shooting guards to ever wear the Lady Eagles uniform.
Kaylan currently resides in Owenton, Kentucky, where she has served her community for the past five years as an Inside Sales Representative at North American Stainless, in Ghent, Kentucky. She also acts as a volunteer for the Owen County Friends of Animals. With her Hall of Fame induction, she becomes the third generation from her family to enter this exclusive club, joining both her grandfather, Elmer Slone, and uncle, Daryl Slone.