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Old 02-01-2009, 11:06 AM   #1
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Just wondering if another coach in Cronin's position has won a NC. A coach thats meet all four of the following.

born and raised in that city
went to college in that city
became coach at that college
won a NC at that college

I know some coaches have won NC at thier alma mater but has any of them met all four of these points in doing so?
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:42 AM   #2
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Jim Boeheim wasn't born in the city of Syracuse, but very close by. I would estimate within 50 miles. It was probably the closest major university for his birthplace (Lyons, NY).
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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An obvious answer (Norwood is surrounded by Cincinnati)

I knew Ed Jucker, mick cronin is no ED JUCKER

Edwin Louis "Ed" Jucker (July 8, 1916 in Norwood, Ohio – February 2, 2002 in Callawassie Island, South Carolina) was the former head basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati. Jucker also attended Cincinnati as an undergraduate student and played on the school's basketall teams during the 1938, 1939, and 1940 seasons. He was the captain of the 1940 team. Under Jucker's coaching direction in the early 60s, Cincinnati won back-to-back NCAA basketball championships in 1961 and 1962 and almost won a then-unprecended third consecutive title in 1963 until the Bearcats were upended 70-68 in overtime by Loyola of Chicago and All-American Jerry Harkness. Jucker holds the record for the highest winning percentage (.917) in NCAA tournament play.

Ed Jucker, a professional baseball prospect, decided to start coaching instead of trying to make it into Major League Baseball. His coaching career began at Batavia High in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following service in the Navy during World War II, he joined the college coaching ranks as assistant basketball coach at the Merchant Marine Academy in 1946. Two years later, he became head basketball coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Jucker returned to Cincinnati in 1953 as assistant basketball coach and baseball mentor. He directed the UC freshman to a 67-21 record in six years as the freshmen team coach while his baseball teams were 87-39 over seven years.

In 1954, Jucker recruited and coached Sandy Koufax at UC. After watching Koufax in his first practice, Jucker got him a work-study scholarship.

Jucker left UC after the 1965 season. In 1967, he became the Head Coach of the Cincinnati Royals, a position he held for two seasons. Jucker then went to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida where he built the school's basketball program into a national contender in NCAA Division II.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:44 PM   #4
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An obvious answer (Norwood is surrounded by Cincinnati)

I knew Ed Jucker, mick cronin is no ED JUCKER

Edwin Louis "Ed" Jucker (July 8, 1916 in Norwood, Ohio February 2, 2002 in Callawassie Island, South Carolina) was the former head basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati. Jucker also attended Cincinnati as an undergraduate student and played on the school's basketall teams during the 1938, 1939, and 1940 seasons. He was the captain of the 1940 team. Under Jucker's coaching direction in the early 60s, Cincinnati won back-to-back NCAA basketball championships in 1961 and 1962 and almost won a then-unprecended third consecutive title in 1963 until the Bearcats were upended 70-68 in overtime by Loyola of Chicago and All-American Jerry Harkness. Jucker holds the record for the highest winning percentage (.917) in NCAA tournament play.

Ed Jucker, a professional baseball prospect, decided to start coaching instead of trying to make it into Major League Baseball. His coaching career began at Batavia High in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following service in the Navy during World War II, he joined the college coaching ranks as assistant basketball coach at the Merchant Marine Academy in 1946. Two years later, he became head basketball coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Jucker returned to Cincinnati in 1953 as assistant basketball coach and baseball mentor. He directed the UC freshman to a 67-21 record in six years as the freshmen team coach while his baseball teams were 87-39 over seven years.

In 1954, Jucker recruited and coached Sandy Koufax at UC. After watching Koufax in his first practice, Jucker got him a work-study scholarship.

Jucker left UC after the 1965 season. In 1967, he became the Head Coach of the Cincinnati Royals, a position he held for two seasons. Jucker then went to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida where he built the school's basketball program into a national contender in NCAA Division II.
Is that a Wikipedia quote? ha.
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:02 PM   #5
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While Ed Jucker was a very good coach, it can also be said that he was a better coach than recruiter. He went to three straight championships in his first three years with the previous coach's players then finished his last two seasons going 17-9 and 14-12. Its very hard to compare two coaches when one started with a national caliber team and the other started with one scholarship player and the coach is only on his third year.

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Old 02-01-2009, 02:41 PM   #6
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While Ed Jucker was a very good coach, it can also be said that he was a better coach than recruiter. He went to three straight championships in his first three years with the previous coach's players then finished his last two seasons going 17-9 and 14-12. Its very hard to compare two coaches when one started with a national caliber team and the other started with one scholarship player and the coach is only on his third year.
Jucker signed Bonham and Wilson in 1960, Ron Krick in 1961, John Serbin (and others) in 1962 = undefeated frosh team in 63, brought in Don Rolfes and Mike Rolf in 1963, then John Howard and Dean Foster in 1964.

The latter recruits were the core of UC's 21-7 (alomst beat Texas Western) team in 1966.

Hardly was the 1961 national championship CALIBER at the start of the season. Not even close, they started out 5-3.

Jucker not only help Smith recruit players but coached them as UC frosh.
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