June 3, 2023

Kambie Perkins Obituary – Death, Kentucky Girls Basketball Coach Has Died

Kambie Perkins Obituary, Death – It was my senior year, and I worked as a gym aide in the sixth period at SK. During that time, I would regularly go down to the court to shoot some hoops, and one day, a girl with frizzy, curly blonde hair approached me and asked if I wanted to play a game of horse with her. Of course, it was Kambie Thomas. I responded with a “of course” and a “lol,” and then we continued playing horse every day, which I believe I ultimately won. Life began after I graduated from high school, but we were able to reconnect thanks to the sport of basketball. She was aware that my daughter was a player, so she asked her to join the AAU team that she coached.

Hope was a member of Kambie for a number of years. Then, she requested me to sit by her and be her assistant coach; however, covid wrecked that year of AAU so I never got the opportunity to coach with her; nevertheless, we did compete against each other in middle school basketball and beat each other up. After that, she went on to become the champion of the sixth grade middle school basketball team. But I got my payback when I eliminated her and her Campbell County ladies team from the 7th grade tournament we were both competing in. After the game, she called me, which is something I will never forget.

We had a conversation, and she told me that she had a strategy for the opponent that I would face in the championship game. She was there when I needed her. She shared some of her plays with me, which was a huge help, and of course, she was present for the final game, even if we were ultimately unsuccessful despite her presence. We talked on a daily basis, particularly throughout the basketball season. When I would always complain to her about my children and tell her what was going on with them and what they were doing, she would always have the perfect answer, and she would always say well of my children.

She had a soft spot in her heart for my children, and anyone who can say that about her will always hold a particular place in my memory. She will be greatly missed by the Hamilton family. I still find it hard to comprehend that this actually took place. You were such a wonderful friend in addition to being a wonderful person. gone far too soon, we will continue to pray for your family and for those of us who are still here, my buddy, may you rest in peace. I will see you again, find Hunter Hamilton and tell him that his family has missed having him around. I will see you again.