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Forrest Phog Allen

(1885 - 1974)

  • Played basketball at the University of Kansas under coach James Naismith
  • Known as college basketball’s first great coach
  • Nicknamed “Phog” for his booming foghorn voice
  • Helped basketball become an Olympic sport in 1936
  • Organized first NCAA tournament in 1939
  • Coached for KU from 1919-1956, won championship in 1952

Find more about Forrest "Phog" Allen in Kansapedia.

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