Monday, August 31, 2015

Bob McConnell

Robert Cage McConnell

May 20, 1912
Dayton, OH

July 20, 1993
Fort Myers, FL

1929-30 Stivers High School - Dayton (High School)
1932-33 Denison University - Ohio (College)
1933-34 Denison University - Ohio (College)
Coshocton Redskins - Ohio (Independent)

1936-37 Granville High School - Ohio (High School) Head coach
1937-38 Columbus Athletic Supply (NBL)
1937-38 Granville High School - Ohio (High School) Head coach

Thanks to some new sources, I was pretty certain that the Columbus player previously just known as "McConnell" is likely Bob McConnell. Bob was a Denison basketball star who was coaching in Granville, Ohio, in 1937. Granville is very close to Columbus, so it seems very likely that he is the partially-identified player. I am almost 100% positive.

A football and basketball player at Stivers HS, he would later in life be heavily involved in midget racing. He retired to Florida, where he died in 1993.

He and his wife, Helen, had one son and one daughter.

Dayton Daily News, January 26, 1930
Dayton Daily News, July 22, 1993


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