Attorney Michael Coyle Honored in 2017 Tradition of Excellence Alumni Award Ceremony

  • Sep 27, 2017

D. Michael CoyleElizabethtown Independent Schools celebrates nine of its distinguished alumni October 14 during the 2017 Tradition of Excellence Alumni Award Ceremony, including Attorney Michael Coyle. Michael Coyle, a 1958 graduate, was very active in school organizations, but his most coveted honor was winning the Andrew Clay Johnson Award. He attended the University of Kentucky on a football scholarship and graduated in 1962 with a degree in accounting and from UK College of Law in 1965. That same summer, he took the bar exam, the CPA exam and married his high school sweetheart, Moninda Diecks, a 1959 Elizabethtown graduate. After three years working as a CPA in Cincinnati, the Coyles returned to Elizabeth­town to practice law in 1968. Coyle is a past president of the Hardin County Bar Association and has served as master commissioner and domestic relations commissioner and was a Hardin Circuit Court judge from 1980 to 1986. He is admitted to practice in various federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court. He also served as chairman of the EIS Board of Education. In 2014, he was inducted into the high school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

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