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Donald "Don" Monson (born April 1933 in Menahga, Minnesota) is a former American college basketball coach and the father of basketball coach Dan Monson. He was a high school head coach for 18 seasons and college head coach for 14 seasons: five at Idaho and nine at Oregon. Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Menahga is a city located in Wadena County, Minnesota. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // The game of basketball was devised by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. ... Dan Monson (born October 6, 1961 in Spokane, Washington) is the current mens basketball coach at the University of Minnesota. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ...

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Early Years and Career

Monson was born in rural Minnesota but grew up in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1951. He then played basketball at the University of Idaho, graduating in 1955. Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Coeur dAlene (IPA: ) is the county seat and largest city of Kootenai County, IdahoGR6. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Monson was a successful high school coach in eastern Washington, a head coach for 18 seasons from 1958-76, compiling a a record of 266-135 (.663). Monson first led Cheney High School, where he stayed for nine seasons going 105-69 (.603). While in Cheney, he earned a master's degree at Eastern Washington College. In 1967, Monson moved over to Pasco High School for another nine seasons, going 161-66 (.709). Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Cheney is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States. ... Eastern Washington University is a comprehensive state university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington. ... See also: 1966 in sports, other events of 1967, 1968 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Richard Petty May 31-Indianapolis 500 — A.J. Foyt USAC Racing — A.J. Foyt won the season championship... Wind turbines above Pasco. ...


In 1976, Monson moved to the collegiate ranks as an assistant coach at Michigan State under Jud Heathcote, where he refined the 2-3 matchup zone defense and was given credit for the recruitment of Earvin "Magic" Johnson to the Spartans in 1977. Monson would stay in East Lansing for two seasons, leaving in the spring of 1978. The Spartans would win the national championship the following season, defeating the Indiana State Sycamores, led by Larry Bird, in the title game. See also: 1975 in sports, other events of 1976, 1977 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: February 15David Pearson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Gordon Johncock won the season championship Formula One Championship... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Jud Heathcote (May 27, 1927 – ) is a former college mens basketball coach. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... See also: 1976 in sports, other events of 1977, 1978 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 USAC Racing - Tom Sneva wins the season championship Indianapolis 500 - won by A.J. Foyt. ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham & Clinton Counties Mayor Samir Singh Area    - City 12. ... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players to ever play, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ...


Idaho Vandals

Don Monson became a college head coach following the 1978 season at the University of Idaho, his alma mater. In the early 1950s, Monson was a reserve guard for the Vandals who "never started one damn game here." Monson took over a dismal Idaho basketball program from Jim Jarvis, who was dismissed after four poor seasons (26-78, .250) and recruiting violations. Jarvis' 1978 team went just 4-22 (.154) and 1-13 in conference play. The Vandals had finished in last place in the eight-team Big Sky every season under Jarvis and had finished no higher than sixth place for seven consecutive seasons. The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Alma mater is Latin for nourishing mother. It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. ... // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing at the Division I-AA level. ...


The first season under Monson brought another last place finish (4-10) in the Big Sky, their fifth straight, and an overall record of 11-15 for the 1979 season, but the groundwork had begun. The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing at the Division I-AA level. ... See also: 1978 in sports, other events of 1979, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Artistic Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Alexander Dityatin, USSR Womens all-around champion: Nellie Kim, USSR Mens team competition champion: USSR Womens team...


In Monson's second season in Moscow, the 1980 Vandals finished second in the Big Sky (9-5) and 17-10 (.630) overall. They lost to Montana in the first round of the four-team conference tournament. Moscow (pronounced Moss-co) is the county seat of Latah CountyGR6 in northern Idaho, along the Washington/Idaho border. ... See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan... University of Montana The University of Montana campus, 1999. ...


1980-81 season

Monson's third season opened well, as the 1981 Vandals won their first ten games (including road wins at Nebraska, Washington State, and Gonzaga). Idaho went 23-3 in the regular season, winning the Big Sky regular season championship, their first conference title ever in basketball. See also: 1980 in sports, other events of 1981, 1982 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship May 25 - Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser Formula One... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... It has been suggested that Gonzaga Bulletin be merged into this article or section. ... The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing at the Division I-AA level. ...


Their 12-2 conference record earned them the host position for the conference tournament (top four teams of the eight), which they won and were seeded #7 in the West region of the 48-team NCAA tournament. Idaho lost by one point to a talented Pittsburgh team, the #10 seed, in El Paso in the first round. The Vandals finished the season with an overall record of 25-4 (.862), with most of the key players returning. The 1981 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... A panoramic view of El Paso, Texas from the north. ...


1981-82 season

The 1982 basketball team was the most successful in the school's history, and has yet to be surpassed. Building upon the success of the previous season, the Vandals won their first 16 games and went 24-2 in the regular season. They defeated Gonzaga, all four Pac-10 teams from the Northwest. They won the eight-team Far West Classic in Portland in late December 1981, winning all three games by at least 19 points (over Iowa State, Oregon State, and Oregon). See also: 1981 in sports, other events of 1982, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Keke... It has been suggested that Gonzaga Bulletin be merged into this article or section. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Pacific Northwest from space This page is about the region that includes parts of Canada and the US. For the US only region, see Northwestern United States The Pacific Northwest (abbreviated PNW, or PacNW) or Cascadia is a region in the northwest of North America. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Mayor Tom Potter Area    - City 376. ... See also: 1980 in sports, other events of 1981, 1982 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship May 25 - Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser Formula One... Fountain of Four Seasons by Christian Petersen with the Campanile in the background Iowa State University (ISU) is a public land-grant and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa. ... Oregon State University (OSU) is a research and degree-granting four-year public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ...


The Vandals' only setbacks during the regular season were consecutive two-point road losses in late January. The first was to rival Montana on a raucous Saturday night in Missoula on a tip-in at the buzzer. The second was to Notre Dame in South Bend two days later, ending a three-games-in-four-nights road trip, which included multiple weather-related travel delays. The Vandals then reeled off eight straight victories to conclude the regular season, and won the four-team conference tournament, which they hosted for the second straight year as regular season champions. University of Montana The University of Montana campus, 1999. ... Missoula, Montana viewed from the top of Mount Sentinel in 1999. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County St. ...


Their 26-2 record after the Big Sky tournament (& ten straight victories) earned the Vandals a #8 national ranking and a #3 seed in the West region of the 48-team NCAA tournament, which included a first round bye. The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing at the Division I-AA level. ... The 1982 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


Idaho's first game (in the second round) was nearly a home game, conveniently played just eight miles west in Pullman, Washington on a Sunday afternoon. The opponent was 16th-ranked Iowa of the Big Ten, the region's #6 seed, then coached by Lute Olson. Iowa, a Final Four team two years earlier, had won their first round game handily, but Idaho won this close game by two points, 69-67 in overtime, and advanced to the Sweet 16 at the West regional in Provo, Utah. Pullman is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. ... The University of Iowa, or Iowa for short, is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Big Ten redirects here. ... Robert Luther Lute Olson (born September 22, 1934 in Mayville, North Dakota) is the current mens basketball head coach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... Map showing Provo, Utah Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ...


There the Vandals met the nation's fourth-ranked team, Oregon State, the #2 seed in the West region. Idaho had defeated the Beavers by 22 points in December at the Far West Classic in Portland. This time the result was far different, as the Beavers prevailed 60-42. OSU was defeated two days later by the region's #1 seed Georgetown, led by freshman center Patrick Ewing. (Georgetown would advance to the national final, where they lost by a point to North Carolina.) Oregon State University (OSU) is a research and degree-granting four-year public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Mayor Tom Potter Area    - City 376. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded on January 23, 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, it is both the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-born American former NBA player. ... The University of North Carolina is a sixteen-university system which comprises all public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States. ...


The Idaho Vandals finished the 1982 season at 27-3 (.900), and were ranked as high as #6 in the nation (AP poll) in mid-January, when they were still undefeated. The 1982 starters were guards Kenny Owens (6'0") and Brian Kellerman (6'5"), forwards Phil Hopson (6'6") and Gordie Herbert (6'6"), and center Kelvin Smith (6'6"). Just before their two losses in January, the team was featured in a two-page article in Sports Illustrated. See also: 1981 in sports, other events of 1982, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Keke... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... See also: 1981 in sports, other events of 1982, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Keke... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


Don Monson was named the Kodak Coach of the Year in Division I in 1982 and rumors were rampant that he would jump to a higher league, maybe to struggling Arizona in the Pac-10. That position was eventually filled by Lute Olson (a year later), and Monson chose to stay for another year at Idaho. Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a large multinational public company producing photographic equipment. ... See also: 1981 in sports, other events of 1982, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Keke... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... Robert Luther Lute Olson (born September 22, 1934 in Mayville, North Dakota) is the current mens basketball head coach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ...


1982-83 season

The 1983 Vandals returned three starters (Kellerman, Hopson, and Smith) and began the season at 13-1, repeating as Far West Classic champs in December 1982. Idaho again defeated all four Northwest Pac-10 schools during the regular season, and also won at Gonzaga, then led by legendary point guard John Stockton. See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Nelson... The Pacific Northwest from space This page is about the region that includes parts of Canada and the US. For the US only region, see Northwestern United States The Pacific Northwest (abbreviated PNW, or PacNW) or Cascadia is a region in the northwest of North America. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... It has been suggested that Gonzaga Bulletin be merged into this article or section. ... John Houston Stockton (born March 26, 1962) is a former American professional basketball player. ...


The Vandals were hobbled by injuries late in the year, and finished tied for third in the Big Sky at 9-5, and an overall record of 20-7. They lost in the first round of the conference tourney at Reno to regular season champion Nevada. This letdown was followed by a first round loss in the NIT against Oregon State in Corvallis on March 16th, ending the Vandals' season at 20-9 (.690), and Monson's five year stint on the Palouse. City nickname: The Biggest Little City in the World Founded May 13, 1868 County Washoe County Mayor Bob Cashell Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 179. ... The phrase University of Nevada by itself usually refers to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), because that was the name by which it was known from the time of its founding in 1874 until its name was changed to University of Nevada, Reno in 1969, at the same time... NIT or Nit or nit can refer to:- A common name for various types of lice eggs. ... Oregon State University (OSU) is a research and degree-granting four-year public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. ... Motto: Enhancing Community Livability Map Political Statistics Founded 1845 Incorporated 1857 County Benton County Mayor Helen Berg Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 22. ... The Palouse is a region of Eastern Washington, North Central Idaho, and, in some definitions, extending south into northeast Oregon. ...


Legacy in Moscow

Don Monson became a cult hero in the Moscow community in the early 1980s, bringing championship status to a university that had long struggled in both football and basketball. He was well-known for his anguished expressions and contorted body language while on the Idaho sideline, which became the subject for an unofficial fan club (and caricature T-shirts). Moscow (pronounced Moss-co) is the county seat of Latah CountyGR6 in northern Idaho, along the Washington/Idaho border. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... A common caricature of Charles Darwin focuses on his beard, eyebrows, and baldness, while often giving him the features of an ape or monkey. ...


The basketball team could outdraw the Division I-AA football team in the multi-purpose Kibbie Dome, and it was ranked by Sports Illustrated as one of the toughest home courts in America. From January 1980 to February 1983, the Vandals won 43 consecutive games on their home floor. (After a shocking loss to Montana in front of a record 11,800 on February 12th, the Vandals would win their final three home games in 1983.) In Monson's final four seasons at Idaho, the Vandals were 51-2 (.962) at home. Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Kibbie ASUI Activity Center, more commonly known as the Kibbie Dome, is an enclosed structure with a barrel-arched roof at the University of Idaho in Moscow, the home of the Idaho Vandals. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan... See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Nelson... University of Montana The University of Montana campus, 1999. ...


Monson's overall record in his five seasons at Idaho was 100-41 (.709), and was 72-16 (.818) in his final three seasons. His successor was Bill Trumbo, a successful junior college head coach in northern California. Trumbo did not come close to equaling Monson's success, as the Vandals struggled and returned to last place in the Big Sky in each of his three seasons, going 8-34 (.214) in conference and 28-59 (.322) overall. Trumbo lost 21 games at home in the Kibbie Dome and was relieved following the 1986 season, replaced by Tim Floyd. The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing at the Division I-AA level. ... The Kibbie ASUI Activity Center, more commonly known as the Kibbie Dome, is an enclosed structure with a barrel-arched roof at the University of Idaho in Moscow, the home of the Idaho Vandals. ... See also: 1985 in sports, other events of 1986, 1987 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Geoff Bodine won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Rahal Formula One Championship - Alain Prost of France 24... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


During the "Monson Era" at Idaho, the neighboring Washington State Cougars were also doing well in basketball under head coach George Raveling. Monson's Vandals were 3-2 against the Cougars, winning the final three to the great frustation of the Cougar Nation and the Pullman community. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Pullman is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. ...


The highlight of this series was the final game, in early December 1982, which was the only one played in Moscow. A then-record crowd of over 11,000 packed into the Kibbie Dome's south grandstand & expanded temporary bleachers to witness a four-point overtime victory for the Vandals, their 37th consecutive win at home. Concurrently in Kentucky, the resurgent Vandal football team (under first-year coach Dennis Erickson) was battling eventual champion Eastern Kentucky in the I-AA playoffs; losing 38-30 in a game that went down to the final play. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Moscow (pronounced Moss-co) is the county seat of Latah CountyGR6 in northern Idaho, along the Washington/Idaho border. ... The Kibbie ASUI Activity Center, more commonly known as the Kibbie Dome, is an enclosed structure with a barrel-arched roof at the University of Idaho in Moscow, the home of the Idaho Vandals. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Dennis Erickson (born March 24, 1947, in Everett, Washington) is a football coach. ... Eastern Kentucky University, commonly referred to as Eastern or by the acronym EKU by local residents, is an undergraduate and graduate teaching and research institution located in Richmond, Kentucky, U.S.A.. EKU is known for its graduate Criminal Justice program. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


That 1983 Cougar team, led by future NBA guard Craig Ehlo, would finish second in the Pac-10 and advance to the second round in the West regional of the NCAA tournament, losing to #1 seed Virginia by five points, finishing at 23-7. After that loss, head coach George Raveling left Washington State to replace Lute Olson at Iowa. With Monson also leaving for Oregon, basketball on the Palouse went into dormancy. Simultaneous success for both universities in basketball (or any other sport) has yet to recur. See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Nelson... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the USAs premier mens professional basketball league. ... Joel Craig Ehlo (born August 11, 1961 in Lubbock, Texas) is a former NBA basketball player. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... NCAA Mens Basketball Division I Championship - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Robert Luther Lute Olson (born September 22, 1934 in Mayville, North Dakota) is the current mens basketball head coach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... The University of Iowa, or Iowa for short, is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... The Palouse is a region of Eastern Washington, North Central Idaho, and, in some definitions, extending south into northeast Oregon. ...


Oregon Ducks

Following the 1983 season, Monson moved up to the Pac-10 conference, coaching the University of Oregon in Eugene. He took over a 9-18 team from former head coach Jim Haney. Monson's best record at Oregon came in his first season, as the 1984 Ducks went 11-7 in the Pac-10 and 16-13 (.552) overall. Monson went 116-145 (.444) in nine seasons, but never made the NCAA tournament. The Ducks qualified for the NIT three times, but only won one game, in 1988. See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Nelson... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Motto: The Worlds Greatest City of the Arts & Outdoors Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Lane Founded 1846 Incorporated 1862  - Mayor Kitty Piercy Area    - City 105. ... See also: 1983 in sports, other events of 1984, 1985 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 Richard Petty won the 200th (and final) race of his career on July 4. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... NCAA Mens Basketball Division I Championship - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... NIT or Nit or nit can refer to:- A common name for various types of lice eggs. ... See also: 1987 in sports, other events of 1988, 1989 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bill Elliott CART Racing - Danny Sullivan won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton...


Don Monson's final year at Oregon was the 1992 season, which ended with a dismal 2-16 record in conference and 6-21 (.222) overall. He was replaced by Jerry Green, who coached the Ducks for five seasons before leaving for Tennessee after the 1997 season. Green was succeeded by current head coach Ernie Kent. See also: 1991 in sports, other events of 1992, 1993 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Davey Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Alan Kulwicki CART Racing - season championship won by Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... See also: 1996 in sports, other events of 1997, 1998 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Jeff Gordon is the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500 on February 16 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Arie Luyendyk... Ernie Kent is currently the head mens basketball coach at the University of Oregon. ...


Interestingly, Monson's Oregon Ducks never faced the Idaho Vandals during his nine seasons in Eugene. The two teams played the season before Monson arrived (his last at Idaho, in the Far West Classic, a Vandal victory) and the one immediately after he departed in December 1992.


Monson's teams went 216-186 (.537) in his 14 seasons as a head coach. His best finish was with his 1982 Idaho Vandals, a #3 regional seed that advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, and spent time in the national polls in the Top Ten. They finished 27-3 without a starter taller than 6'6". See also: 1981 in sports, other events of 1982, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Keke... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ...


Don Monson currently resides in Spokane, as does his former boss and mentor Jud Heathcote. Nickname: The Lilac City Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Spokane  - Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area    - City 151. ... Jud Heathcote (May 27, 1927 – ) is a former college mens basketball coach. ...

Preceded by
Jim Haney
University of Oregon Head Basketball Coach
19831992
Succeeded by
Jerry Green
Preceded by
Jim Jarvis
University of Idaho Head Basketball Coach
19781983
Succeeded by
Bill Trumbo

The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Media:rofl. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Career coaching record

career record
School Season Wins Losses Postseason
Idaho 1978-79 11 15
Idaho 1979-80 17 10
Idaho 1980-81 25 4 NCAA First Round
Idaho 1981-82 27 3 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Idaho 1982-83 20 9 NIT First Round
Oregon 1983-84 16 13 NIT First Round
Oregon 1984-85 15 16
Oregon 1985-86 11 17
Oregon 1986-87 16 14
Oregon 1987-88 16 14 NIT Second Round
Oregon 1988-89 8 21
Oregon 1989-90 15 14 NIT First Round
Oregon 1990-91 13 15
Oregon 1991-92 6 21
Career Totals 216 186

The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... The 1981 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 1982 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ...

References

The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ...

External links

  • Idaho.Scout.com - The Monson Era
  • Univ. of Idaho athletics All-time basketball coaches (pdf)
  • Univ. of Minnesota Athletics - official bio of Don's son, Dan Monson
  • Battle in Seattle award - Don Monson - Dec-2004
  • Tri-Cities Sports Hall of Fame - Class of 2004 - Don Monson
  • Monson recalls Coach Jordan's impact - Spokane Spokesman-Review - 17-Jan-2007

 
 

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