Rock Norman

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Rock Norman served as Clemson Agricultural College's twelfth basketball coach, 1940-1946, as well as an outstanding track coach, and as an assistant football coach.

Norman was one of the state of Virginia's great natural athletes during his day, and one of the greatest produced by Roanoke College.

Norman spent 51 years in the coaching profession, 34 of them coaching track, basketball and football at Clemson, Furman, The Citadel and the University of South Carolina. His last college experience was an 18-year stay at Clemson where his track teams won 49 meets and lost 24.

At one time, his teams won 17 consecutive meets. Norman spent six seasons as head basketball coach at Clemson, a position he also held at three other colleges. Norman won state track titles at Clemson in 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1949, 1951 and 1957.

He has been enshrined in the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame, the Roanoke College Hall of Fame and the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame.

As basketball coach, he had a 32-70 record at Clemson.


Preceded by: Joe Davis Clemson University Basketball Coaches Succeeded by: Banks McFadden

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