Castle enters hall of fame

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County Lady Rebels were not on the floor for Saturday night’s eighth-region championship game, but their former coach was. 

Delmas Castle was inducted into the Eighth Region Hall of Fame Saturday night. 

Castle, who began his teaching career at Owen County High School in 1972, became the girls’ varsity coach in 1978.

During his tenure, Castle’s teams won 433 games.

Under his tutelage, the Lady Rebels captured three 32nd district titles.

In 2002, Owen County reached the championship game of the eighth region tournament.  

The coach also led Owen County to five eighth region All “A” Classic championships as well as seven NCKC titles.

Castle was named NCKC Coach of the Year seven times and Eighth Region Coach of the Year three times. He was also named KABC Eighth Region Coach of the Year three times and in 2006 was inducted into the KABC Coaches Court of Honor.  

Castle retired from coaching the Lady Rebels after the 2005 season. The former Owen County coach went into the hall of fame with former Trimble County Lady Raiders coach J.T. Peniston.