Graduated From Gary Lew Wallace High School in 1944….Played for Everett Case at North Carolina State University winning four Southern Conference titles….All-Conference selection twice and played in the 1950 NCAA Final Four…graduated in 1951 and stayed on as the assistant coach until 1959, at which time he was named the Head Basketball Coach at Duke University….he took the Blue Devils to the Final Four in 1963,64 and 66….the team was ranked in the top fifteen of the nation in eight of ten seasons….10th on all-time won and lost category with a winning percentage of .761 of all NCAA coaches….he served as a Duke administrator from 1969-76, the last three years as Vice-President of the university….in 1976 he became the first Commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference and held that post for 14 years until his retirement in 1990.

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