Johnny Orr

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Birthday
10, 1927
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Dec 30, 2013 (86)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
10, 1927
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Dec 30, 2013 (86)

About

Late college basketball coach who became the winningest coach in the history of both the Michigan Wolverines and Iowa State Cyclone programs. At Michigan, he won the Henry Iba Award as the College Basketball Coach of the Year in 1976

Before Fame

He attended Taylorville High School, where he led the basketball team to a 45-0 record and a state title in 1944.

Trivia

He was named as one of the 100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament in recognition of his outstanding high school career.

Family Life

He was survived by his wife, Romie, and three daughters named Rebecca, Jennifer and Leslie.

Associated With

He and John Beilein have both coached the University of Michigan's men's basketball team.