FORMER TECH PLAYERS NOW COACHING Georgia Tech has never furnished very many men in the coaching field, principally due to the fact that a teaching job is usually required along with it and Tech does not give certification of teaching ability, even though the man may be perfectly apt. Former Tech men now coaching at Tech are Roy McArthur, '34, head basketball and assistant football coach; George "Mutt" Manning, assistant freshman football coach; Bill Jordan, '38, varsity end coach; Dean George Griffin, '22, cross-country coach; Norris Dean, '35, track coach; Tommy Plaxico, '41, assistant track coach; J. C. "Whack" Hyder, '38, assistant basketball and baseball coach, and J. H. McAuley, '43, assistant swimming coach. Of course, W. A. "Bill" Alexander, '12, is very active as Director of Athletics here at Tech. Jim Luck, '48, and his assistant, John Beall, '45, are at Americus, Ga. Harry Milligan, '32, and M. J. "Buck" Flowers, '32, will coach football at Richmond Academy in Augusta. R. L. "Shorty" Doyal, '21, will be joined by his son, "Buck," '50, at Marist in Atlanta next fall. Roy Brewer, '32, has long been coach at Hapeville High. Frank Broyles, '47, will assist Bob Woodruff at the University of Florida this year. Joe E. Brown, '49, will be an assistant coach at Oklahoma A. & M. Earl Whelby, '40, is coaching at Athens High, the home town of the "Dogs." Carlton Lewis, '42, assisted by Haley Ector, '43, has been highly successful as football coach at West Point, Ga. Lewis Hook is coach at Rossville, Ga., High School. Jim Still, '49, takes over as coach at Moultrie High this year. Jim Wright, '42, is assistant coach at Lanett, Ala. Tom Allen, '39, is coaching at Mount Olive, N. C. Phil Tinsley, '46, is assistant coach in Orlando, Florida. George Brodnax, '49, is assistant coach at Georgia Military Academy. Ralph Slaton, '48, is assistant coach at Auburn. Three recent graduates have just joined the Atlanta City League as coaches. They are Jack Peek, '49, and Ewell Pope, '50, who will coach at Brown High, and Jack Griffin, '50, who will coach at Sylvan Hills. Jim Southard, '50, will be at Hogansville High School. 22
COURT ACTION Tech forward, Colin Anderson, goes up in the air after a rebound as Jim Tulane player, makes a bid for the ball. Number 10 for Tech is sophomore Umstead. Tech won 59-55 in a thriller.
BASKETBALL Georgia Tech's basketeers will make good husbands, a p p a r e n t l y . They seemed to like to play at home, but couldn't get going when away. The Jackets won all of their home games, with the exception of Kentucky, and lost all but four of their games away; winning from Michigan State, Wake Forest, West Virginia, and Auburn. This gave them a season record of 14 wins and 13 losses, for a little better than .500 average. The high point of the season was Tech's win over L. S. U. by the score of 85-58. This game found the Jackets hitting a higher percentage of their shots than in any other. Every member of the squad played and showed up well. The low point of the season was their loss to Kentucky at Lexington (97-62) and to Alabama at Tuscaloosa (73-39).
It might be said that basketball on the whole has improved tremendously in the Southeastern Conference. Midway in the season it was anybody's race, but at the end Kentucky, as usual, and Vandy were at the top. Vandy faded in the tournament, and Kentucky went on to stomp Tennessee in the finals. Tennessee had previously eliminated Tech in the first round. Colin Anderson, senior forward, made the AU-SEC team picked by the Associated Press. Anderson was the only senior on the squad. The squad was well balanced as far as procuring points is concerned. Scoring for the regular season follows: Melvin Dold, 298; Colin Anderson, 282; Mickey Sermersheim, 250; Bill Cline, 230; Joe Keener, 227; Teeter Umstead, 132; Barry Blemker, 48; Benny Register, 29; Robert Reidel, 29; James Fritch, 25. THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNUS
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