1933 – 2019
Albert Arch Prewitt, Sr. (Coach), of Lexington, KY, passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 8th. Al was born in Lexington to Allen and Averil Prewitt on November 27, 1933. He was 85. After becoming head coach of the Blue Devil’s in 1962, Prewitt would go on to amass 8 regional titles, and 621 of his 654 lifetime wins as a basketball coach. His crowning achievement came in 1983 when he led his Blue Devil’s to a 35-33 victory in triple overtime against Carlisle County to capture the KHSAA State title. During his 29 year tenure at Henry Clay, Prewitt also served as an assistant football coach for 13 years, and Athletic Director for 21 years. He finished out his coaching career as assistant under Don Lane at his other alma mater, Transylvania University. His accomplishments earned him several Kentucky High School Coach of the Year awards, induction into the Henry Clay Hall of Fame, KHSAA Hall of Fame, the KHSB Hall of Fame, and Transylvania’s Pioneer Hall of Fame.