Players, coaches react to the death of UK assistant John Schlarman

Published: Nov. 12, 2020 at 9:52 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2020 at 9:18 PM EST
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - As the news continues to spread of UK assistant John Schlarman’s death, both current and former players, coaches and more react to a man who became an inspiration not only to the Wildcat football program, but also to BBN and others around the state and country. Here’s the tribute video Kentucky football put together for Schlarman.

Eastern Kentucky coaches also shared their thoughts.

Knox Central’s Fred Hoskins spent time with Schlarman in Lexington over the years.

“John was a very very humble human being he did a great job,” said Hoskins. “I had the opportunity to go up in clinic with him quite a bit over the years. Ham and some of the other members of the staff we’re just open door been really supportive over high school football.”

Bell County’s head coach Dudley Hilton coached with Schlarman in Bourbon County in the late 90′s

“I was fortunate enough about 23 years ago to give John his first job at Bourbon County. He came in as a math teacher and an offense of line coach,” said Hilton.

UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart also added his condolences for Schlarman and his family.

Here are some of the tributes and thoughts from those who Schlarman impacted.

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