Thursday, September 24, 2015

Floyd Ebaugh

Floyd Harold Ebaugh

May 30, 1914 
Superior, NE

June 10, 1980
El Segundo, CA  

1935-36 Nebraska University (College)
1936-37 Nebraska University (College)
1937-38 Nebraska University (College)
1938-39 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1939-40 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1941-42 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1941-42 Toledo White Huts (Independent)
1941-42 Lincoln Woodmen Accidents (Independent)
1942-43 Akron Collegians (Independent)
1943-44 Dayton Collegians (Independent) 
1943-44 Dayton Bombers (Independent)

A basketball star at Nebraska, Ebaugh was the team captain his senior year. He went on to play for Akron in the NBL, but missed the 1940-41 season with a broken neck. It was not certain he would ever walk again, let along play basketball. He died in California in 1980.



  1. He did recover fully from the broken neck. Thanks to the life guard at the seen of the local pool that immobilized his neck in sand till the ambulance came. He married, moved to California and worked for Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Los Angeles. He is survived by three daughters, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was active in Boys Scouts of America and coached his youngest daughter (me) in Bobby Sox softball.