Robert Kridler Cope
September 3, 1911
June 16, 1995
1926-27 Salem High School - Salem, Ohio (High School)
1927-28 Salem High School - Salem, Ohio (High School)
1928-29 Salem High School - Salem, Ohio (High School)
1929-30 University of Mount Union (College)
1930-31 University of Mount Union (College)
1931-32 University of Mount Union (College)
1932-33 University of Mount Union (College)
1933-34 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (Independent)
1934-35 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (Independent)
1935-36 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (Independent)
1936-37 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (MBC)
1937-38 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
Cope was born in Columbiana, Ohio, to Joseph (1885-1971) and Delpha Kridler (1888-1983). He grew up in Salem, Ohio, and was the star of the basketball team there before moving on to Mount Union. He joined Akron Goodyear, and worked at Goodyear for 25 years. He later moved to Joliet, Illinois, to work in sales for Deaton Kennedy. Afterwards he moved to New Jersey, where he died in 1995.
Cope was married to Bettina Bartle (1915-2006) on November 4, 1939. They had a son and a daughter.
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 19, 1995
Thanks to John Grasso for his help on identification.