Keady Honored With Street Dedication In Kansas Hometown (PHOTOS)

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Keady Honored With Street Dedication In Kansas Hometown (PHOTOS)

June 11, 2013 Updated Dec 11, 2013 at 8:18 PM EDT

"Gene Keady Way" is more than just the style Purdue men's basketball team played in the 1980s and 1990s; it is now a street in a small Kansas town.

A portion of 3rd Street in in the town of Larned was dedicated to Keady on Saturday.

Keady grew up in Larned, graduating from the local high school in 1954; and becoming the town's most famous native son.

A football player for Kansas State University and the Pittsburgh Steelers, injuries would push Keady into coaching.

He became head coach of Purdue in 1980, winning 6 Big Ten Conference championships and 6 national coach of the year awards in 25 seasons.

Keady was hired by St. John's University as a special assistant to head coach Steve Lavin in October 2010.

He was elected to the College Basketball Hall of Fame in April 2013.

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