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MSU to Honor Dr. Rex Chaney with Celebration Dinner

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Morehead State's athletic department, in conjunction with the office of alumni relations and development, will honor Dr. Rex Chaney for more than 60 years of service to the university and its students with a celebration on Friday, Sept. 26.

A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Adron Doran University Center, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Crager Room.

Chaney, who has been associated with Morehead State since 1953, retired in May. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Chaney wore several hats with his association with Eagle Athletics. He served as head baseball coach, assistant basketball coach and spent the past 38 years as men's golf coach.

He was named Ohio Valley Conference's Men's Golf Coach of the Year after MSU captured league championships in 1977, 1981, 1993 and 1999. He also directed the Eagles to six other top-three finishes at the OVC Tournament.

Chaney coached 20 All-OVC selections, six All-OVC Tournament honorees, six conference-tournament runners-up, three league-tournament medalists and two OVC Players of the Year. The group includes current PGA Tour member Josh Teater.

He spent seven years as head baseball coach (1961-67) and four as an assistant men's basketball coach under Bobby Laughlin. The OVC's 1963 Baseball Coach of the Year guided MSU to at least a share of the league's east division crown in 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964.

A native of Perry County, Chaney was inducted into MSU's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from MSU, in addition to a doctorate from Indiana University. He joined MSU's Health, Physical Education and Recreation faculty in 1961.

Dinner tickets are $25 per person. For more information or to RSVP, contact the office of alumni relations and development at 877-690-4483 or 606-783-2033; or email event@moreheadstate.edu.

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