Kentucky State University mourns the loss of James M. “Juicy” Glover
Kentucky State University all-American football trailblazer, Coach James M. “Juicy” Glover, joined the Bred ancestors Thursday from his Harlan County home.
“James Glover embodied the Thorobred spirit, and the pride of being a Thorobred never left him,” President M. Christopher Brown II said. “His loyalty to family, friends, and Kentucky State University is a model for the entire Thorobred family. Glover lived a life of commitment and frequently attended Kentucky State athletic events, championing our student-athletes on to victory. We will miss his presence.”
Glover was an all-American linebacker at Kentucky State before being drafted into the National Football League (NFL), becoming the first African-American to play at center. Glover returned to Kentucky after his NFL career and became the assistant football coach at Kentucky State. He was later inducted into the Kentucky State University athletics hall of fame.