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Forrest "Phog" Allen, D.O. (November 18, 1885September 16, 1974) was an American collegiate basketball coach known as the "Father of Basketball Coaching." His basketball career got off to an auspicious start as a University of Kansas letterman under Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Main Campus The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... James Naismith James Naismith, M.D. (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was the inventor of the sport of basketball and the first to introduce the use of a helmet in American football. ...


Born in Jamesport, Missouri, Allen coached at the University of Kansas, Baker University, Haskell Institute, and Warrensburg Teachers College. Jamesport is a city located in Daviess County, Missouri. ... Main Campus The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Baker is a small university of more than 3000 students and is located in Baldwin City, Kansas. ... Haskell Indian Nations University is a four year degree granting university in Lawrence, Kansas which offers free tuition to members of registered Native American tribes in the United States. ... Central Missouri State University is a 4-year public institution offering a diverse range of academic concentrations. ...


Allen’s career in athletics began as a student at the University of Kansas in 1904, where he lettered three years in basketball under James Naismith's coaching, and two years in baseball. At Kansas he was also a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Allen launched his coaching career at his alma mater in 1907, but took a hiatus after graduating in 1909 to study osteopathic medicine. Known as “Doc” to his players and students, he was reputed to be a colorful figure on the University of Kansas campus, coaching all sports and becoming known for his osteopathic manipulation techniques for ailing athletes. Allen was a legend in the field of treatment of athletic injuries and benefitted a long list of high-profile performers. He also had a successful private osteopathic practice and many he treated, the famous and otherwise, contend he had a "magic touch" for such ailments as bad backs, knees and ankles. He said he applied the same treatments to "civilians" as he did to his athletes. Main Campus The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ, Phi Psi) is a U.S. national college fraternity. ... Osteopathic medicine (also known as osteopathy) is a branch of medicine which views the human body holistically, and emphasizes the prevention and treatment of illness and injury through the use of manual and physical therapies (OMM), along with traditional medical practices such as drugs and surgery. ... Main Campus The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ...


Allen returned to KU in 1919 and soon replaced William O'Hamilton as basketball head coach. He would remain KU's head coach until 1956. His legacy is forever etched into Kansas basketball history. In 39 seasons at KU, Allen won an amazing 590 games, leading Kansas to the 1952 NCAA national championship. Allen was instrumental in founding the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and served as the organization's first president. See also: 1951 in sports, 1953 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Tim Flock AAA Racing: Troy Ruttman won the Indianapolis 500 Chuck Stevenson won the season championship Formula One Championship - Italy 24 hours of Le Mans: Hermann Lang / Fritz Reiss won, driving... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... This article is about the NCAA Mens Division I Basketball tournament in general. ...


His forceful, yet reasonable, disposition helped him become the driving force behind basketball becoming accepted as an official sport in the Olympics in 1936. Allen would later coach in the 1952 Summer Olympics, leading the United States to the gold medal in Helsinki, Finland. For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... The Games of the XI Olympiad were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. ... The Games of the XV Olympiad were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. ... Helsinki (pronounced with the stress on the first syllable in Finnish — think Helsin Ki), or Helsingfors in Swedish, is the capital of Finland. ...


He coached college basketball for 49 seasons and compiled a 771-233 record, retiring as the all-time best record coach in collegiate basketball history. During his tenure at Kansas, Allen coached both Dean Smith and Adolph Rupp, two of the best record coaches in men's college basketball history, and (as of 2003) the only two men's coaches to surpass his win total. He even coached former U.S. Senate majority leader Bob Dole. Allen Fieldhouse, the basketball arena on the campus of the University of Kansas, is named in his honor. Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) American former head coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels mens basketball team from 1961 to 1997. ... Adolph Friedrich Rupp (September 2, 1901–December 10, 1977) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American college basketball. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is best known as a former Republican United States Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996. ... Allen Fieldhouse is an indoor arena at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and one of the legendary venues of American college basketball. ...


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Phog Allen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (473 words)
Allen’s career in athletics began as a student at the University of Kansas in 1904, where he lettered three years in basketball under James Naismith's coaching, and two years in baseball.
Allen launched his coaching career at his alma mater in 1907, but took a hiatus after graduating in 1909 to study osteopathic medicine.
Allen Fieldhouse, the basketball arena on the campus of the University of Kansas, is named in his honor.
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