Grad Year: 1982
Year Inducted: 2000
Kathy Kelley-Luther was a standout on RIC’s basketball team for three seasons from 1979-82. After spending one year at the University of Bridgeport, the guard joined the Anchorwomen and led the team to three consecutive EAIAW post-season appearances.
She captained the team as both a junior and senior. Kelley-Luther played in 24 games and was second on the team in scoring and third in assists and steals as a senior in 1981-82. She finished her career with 764 points. The Anchorwomen went a combined 47-24, a .662 winning percentage, during her three-year career.
After graduating from RIC in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, she became a math teacher at Central Falls High School.
Kelley-Luther has continued to stay active in athletics, serving as an assistant basketball coach at Brown University for two seasons in 1983 and 1984 before embarking on an 11-year career as the Head Coach for varsity softball at Central Falls High School. She was the varsity girls’ basketball Head Coach at Central Falls High School from 1994-00 and was named Division II Central Coach of the Year in 1998-99 and 1999-00. CFHS girls’ basketball received the Providence Journal Award for Sportsmanship this past season under Kelley-Luther’s tutelage.
Kelley-Luther is a 1977 graduate of Central Falls High School where she earned All-State honors in both basketball and cross-country.