Nick Mingione receives Kentucky Colonel honor

10/23/2017 06:15 PM

Kentucky baseball coach Nick Mingione was surprised Monday afternoon when he received the honor of being named a Kentucky Colonel. Being named a Kentucky Colonel is the highest title that the Governor of Kentucky can give.

Mingione was named the 2017 SEC Coach of the Year and Perfect Game/Rawlings National Coach of the Year. He led Kentucky to its first-ever trip to Super Regionals.

Watch Mingione accept the honor here:

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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