AAU Leadership Update
Louis Stout, the president of the Amateur Athletic Union, has been hospitalized in Lexington, Ky. He is in serious condition and is resting comfortably. Mr. Stout, 74, was admitted to St. Josephs Hospital Wednesday night.
Mr. Stout is regarded as one of Kentucky’s leading administrators, educators and coaches and became AAU president in late 2011 following 30 years as a member of the organization’s leadership. He is the former commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), the first African-American to head a state high school athletic association. Stout also has been inducted into the NFHS Hall of Fame, 11th Region Basketball Hall of Fame, Kentucky Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, AAU Softball Umpire Hall of Fame, AAU Hall of Fame, and the KHSAA Hall of Fame.
“Mr. Stout and his family are firm believers in the power of prayer and I know I’m joined by thousands praying for his speedy and complete recovery,” said Henry Forrest, AAU 1st
The AAU will provide updates on Mr. Stout’s condition as we are able and we ask that friends and colleagues respect the family’s privacy by refraining from contacting Mr. Stout or his family at this time.
Expressions of support for Mr. Stout should be sent in the form of prayers and cards. No flowers, fruits or gifts at this time please.