Orland Lea was born on August 7, 1907. He played basketball for Brooksville for one season in 1926.
Orland Lea played football, basketball, baseball at Eastern Kentucky, lettering in all sports. He played basketball from 1928-1931 and football for three seasons in 1928, 29, 30. He graduated from Eastern in 1931 with a degree in Chemistry.
He later became a teacher at Petra school in Brooksville in 1933. He was principal and basketball coach at Milford High School. Lea retired in 1973 after a 42-year education career in Bracken County.
Orland Lea passed away on April 11, 1984.