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Pete Grigsby Jr., member of the 1953-54 undefeated team, passes away

Some unfortunate news to pass along: Pete Grigsby, Jr., a member of the 1953-54 Kentucky team that went 25-0, passed away yesterday at the age of 81.

Grisby, a Floyd County native and former Floyd County Superintendent and coach, was also a three-year letterman in baseball at UK. Under his 13-year tutelage, the McDowell High School basketball team was 330-131, and he reportedly still called basketball games for WPRG in Harold, Kentucky. He’s survived by his three children Melinda Gay Majakey, Geri Eileen Grigsby, and Pete Grigsby III.

[Floyd County Times]

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5 Comments for Pete Grigsby Jr., member of the 1953-54 undefeated team, passes away



  1. Rixter
    7:20 pm January 19, 2016 Permalink

    His daughter, Geri was a pretty fair basketball player herself – she averaged 46 points a game her senior year at McDowell High School, once scoring 81 points in a game.



  2. morristown wildcat
    8:28 pm January 19, 2016 Permalink

    I used to work with his son, Pete Grigsby III in Evansville, Indiana, and he is a fine person. Sorry to hear about this loss to the UK family.



  3. KY Blue Blood
    11:13 pm January 19, 2016 Permalink

    Thank you so much for posting this!!! Pete Grigsby was just an awesome person! He lost his beloved wife a few years ago. I Hope they have a beautiful Heavenly reunion. He will be greatly missed…



  4. chimichanga
    11:20 pm January 19, 2016 Permalink

    R.I.P. Mr. Grigsby



  5. mudcreekmark
    11:29 pm January 19, 2016 Permalink

    Pete Grigsby’s daughter Geri was Miss Basketball in 77 Pete retired after the 74 season and was replaced by David “Firebug” Turner. Firebugs grand daughter, Rebecca Gray was Miss Basketball several years later.