Johnny Orr

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Johnny Orr
Sport(s)Basketball
Biographical details
Born(1927-06-10)June 10, 1927
Yale, Kansas
DiedDecember 31, 2013(2013-12-31) (aged 86)
Head coaching record
Overall466–346 (.571)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1974)
National Coach of the Year (1976)
100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament (2007)

John M. "Johnny" Orr (June 10, 1927 – December 31, 2013) was an American basketball player and coach. He was best known for as the head coach of men's basketball at the University of Michigan and at Iowa State University. He remains the coach with most wins in Iowa State history, with 218 wins and 200 losses.

Orr died from congestive heart failure at the age of 86.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hansen, Marc (31 December 2013). "Hansen: Johnny Orr was more than a winning basketball coach". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  2. "Legendary Iowa State coach Johnny Orr dies". KETV. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013.

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