Kentucky legend ‘Cotton’ Nash now enjoys grandkids’ games

Cotton Nash

Once he helped build the University of basketball program in the 1960s, playing several roles under the leadership of head coach Adolph Rupp. Today, Charles “Cotton” Nash still enjoys different roles — from Wildcat to professional ballplayer, to racehorse owner, to grandfather of seven who are developing their own sports legacies.  “We have six grandchildren living here in town, and most of my free time I spend going to their ballgames,” Nash said. “I worked with them ever since they were young, all of them. … It’s just what kids do. They play the sports that they enjoy the most.  “It’s just following them, instead of gardening and the like. Last year, it was probably 80 or 90 games over the course of the year.”


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