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HInerman Wins Mustaine from KAHPERD

EKU faculty member Jim Hinerman receiving the Mustaine Award from KAHPERD

     Jim Hinerman, senior clinical faculty in Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Exercise and Sport Science, has been awarded the highest honor bestowed by the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD). Hinerman received the 2015 Walter H. Mustaine Award, which is given to professionals who have made significant contributions to the profession and to KAHPERD for a sustained period.

     A member of the faculty since 2005, Hinerman just completed his second stint as president of KAHPERD, one of only two individuals to have held the position twice. HInerman has also been active in Southern Distric and national SHAPE America.

     Formerly the baseball coach at Georgetown College, Hinerman developed a large scale indoor hitting/tutoring baseball facilility in Kentucky, called the Ball Diamond, to help players, coaches and baseball scouts have interaction and assessment opportunities. He also created and promoted baseball camps at UK through the Ball Diamond. After selling the Ball Diamond a number of years ago, Hinerman has continued the tutoring business with young baseball players.

     Hinerman received KAHPERD's Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award in 2007 and was president of KAHPERD in 2010-11 and 2012-14.

Published on November 18, 2015

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