J.O. Erwin

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James Overton Erwin, Jr., from Spartanburg, South Carolina, served as the second basketball coach at Clemson Agricultural College, 1913-1915.

J.O. Erwin is one of only two former players to serve as coach in Clemson basketball history. He was a member of the Class of 1913.

During his two years as coach, he led Clemson to a 3-8-1 record overall. In Clemson’s first game ever on February 9, 1912, he scored 58 points against Butler Guards, still an all-time single-game scoring record. Erwin scored all 58 points on 29 field goals, no free throws. He played the center position for the Tigers. He and his brother were also tennis standouts at Clemson.

[edit] References

  • Clemson Alumni: Today - 2008, page 1864.
  • 2008 Clemson Men's Basketball Media Guide, page 155.
  • This is the Clemson Wiki project's 1,226th article.

Preceded by: Frank Dobson Clemson University Basketball Coaches Succeeded by: Audley H. Ward

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