At the closing of Chris Guhy's retirement ceremony Friday, he was presented with a Caribbean cruise as a parting gift by the booster club. But the former Mayfield basketball coach already knew he had been on quite the voyage over the past three decades.
Some 70 to 80 friends, family and Cardinal supporters gathered at Mayfield-Graves Country Club to look back on Guhy's 17-year career as the high school's basketball coach. In that time, his teams amassed 277 wins; All "A" regional titles in 2003, 2006, 2017-19; an All "A" Classic state Final Four appearance in 2018; Third District championships in 2003, 2007, 2019; First Region runner-up trophies in 2003 and 2017; and this past year's regional championship.
Concluding the event, Guhy again recalled as a young Carlisle County boy coming to Mayfield and seeing the construction of the current Mayfield High School and thinking at the time how awesome it looked.
"When I was leaving school and looking back and I'd think to myself, 'What an awesome place,'" he said of his final days teaching at MHS.
Following two tribute videos, Guhy's oldest son, Luke, spoke about the core values of virtue, diligence and love that he learned from his father and also his basketball coach.
Luke Guhy joked that even in running 10 to 20 laps around the MHS gym, there was a sense of love in the lesson of training, preparation,