Defensive Tackle / Linebacker Fullback / Kicker1969-1971
High School Honors:9-time Varsity Letterman in Football, Basketball and Track
1st Team All
Captain of the North/South All Star Game
1st Team 1971
Scholastic Magazine National All American
Team All Federal League 1st Team 1970 and 1971
College Honors:4 Year Letter Winner at The
Scholastic All Big Ten Linebacker 1974 and 1975
Co-Captain in 1975
Played in 4 consecutive Rose Bowls
4 Big Ten Championships
4 years studying education and psychology
Professional: 7th Round Draft Pick of the
Coaching Ken has coached in the Southwest Licking youth baseball and football programs. Most proud of being the commissioner of the SWLY Football Association and spearheading, along with some other great parents, the development of a youth program of mini's 1-2 grade juniors 3-4 grade and seniors 5-6th grades. The league today consists of numerous other grade schools and is a traveling league. We have our own field, scoreboard, goal posts, concession stand, press box and last year, 2002, lights were added. I am very proud to have been part of this endeavor. Also helped lobby the school district to add a 7th grade team at the middle school where there was none for over 30 years. My days as a Little Leopard and the great coaches I learned from, Fred McNamara, Nub Mckimm to name a few, were my inspiration to lead in the development of the youth football program. My boys were part of the program and we are seeing the benefits at the high school level today.
Married wife Susan on
Two sons-Nathaniel Wayne and Jacob Ross
Currently resides in
Ken is an account executive in the transportation industry with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience Ken’s first memories of Louisville football begin with the punt, pass and kick competition sponsored by Tom Edwards Ford in Louisville. A little farther down the road are Ken's memories of the Little Leopards program. In particular, the Colts.” Back then we played 6th, 7th and 8th graders together. If you started as a 6th grader you were either real good or real big. I was one or the other.” Growing up as a Leopards fan, just like most other young boys, Ken had a few Leopard greats whom he idolized” Billy Givens, Bob Bardash, Dale Minor, Bobby Gladieux, Mark Stier, Tom and Mike Chlebeck, my brother Dick Kuhn, who in my opinion was one of the greatest all around athletes to come out of Louisville, Hap Lillick and Paul Starkey. Especially Bobby and older brother Richard. Those two guys were my heroes say Ken.
Could family have played a part in Ken's success? It certainly appears that way.” I am the youngest of four. A psychologist or psychiatrist could tell you many things about being the youngest. Sister Patricia, the oldest was head majorette in band, Constitution Queen, and runner up in finals of Miss
For Ken it was his final game as a senior. A 25-0 thrashing of Minerva Capping off an undefeated regular season and claiming the Federal League Championship. In what looked like a scene from a movie, Ken was carried off the field in celebration. As a fan, some of Ken's fondest memories come from watching Bob Gladieux, Mark Stier and brother Richard winning 38 games straight and hoping to be in the same league as these guys some day. Of course there are the heartbreaking moments as well. On a rainy and soggy night of Ken's junior year, the Leopards lost a game in week 8 to Glenwood by a score of 9-0.Ken takes responsibility for 2 or 3 fumbles that he could not hold on to” I was so muddy I could not hold on to the ball when John Doerschuk handed it off to me.” Ken and his teammates would get retribution the following season. They went on to spank Glenwood by a score of 36-6. Revenge sure is sweet. One of Ken's heartbreaking moments as a fan came as recently as the 2000 season. “I drove from
Too bad there were no playoffs that year. We were so strong and believed in ourselves so much. I believe we could have beaten any team in
The best memories growing up with these very special people I've carried with me for 40 years and will carry to my grave. Stark county football-Great tradition and unbelievable talent. Paul Starkey-Legendary teacher, coach and friend. Bob Gladieux-THE, without a doubt, GREATEST SINGLE PLAYER to step on a field or floor as a LOUISVILLE LEOPARD. Truly a legend to me and anyone that saw him play!!!Ken Kuhn a very fortunate man that has been blessed by GOD in so many ways that he sometimes feels guilty to have so many friends, family, and wonderful memories of success and happiness and hopes to be remembered as a competitor, with the will to give his best in every aspect of his life and to his family!!!!500 Wins-The result of many boys working to become men on a team, prepared to meet life head on as winners.
Tradition-Little Leopards, Louisville Leopards, Ohio State Buckeyes, Church on Sunday, The Lords Prayer, The Pledge of Allegiance, Old Glory, The National Anthem, The American Eagle,Semper Fi.A few words from Ken himself...”Over the course of my career I have experienced some disappointments and used to carry deep hurt and resentment. I have come to a very good place in life where I have a wonderful relationship with my Higher Power, The Lord God and His son, Jesus Christ. I try to live my life by remembering the following......Yesterday is a cancelled check....Tomorrow is a promissory note...Today is all the cash we have....SO SPEND IT WISELY!!!!!”