Thursday, September 24, 2015

Floyd Ebaugh

Floyd Harold Ebaugh

May 30, 1914 
Superior, NE

June 10, 1980
El Segundo, CA  

1931-32 Superior High School - Nebraska (High School)
1934-35 Nebraska University (College) Freshmen
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)

Born to Mr and Mrs Jess Ebaugh, Floyd was a popular athlete in his howetown of Superior, Nebraska. Aside from playing basketball, he has on the track team, competing in throwing events like the shot put and discuss as well as the 880 yard relay and the high jump.
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.

  2. I discovered that Ebaugh attended Superior High School in Superior, NE - class of 1932. See (the newspaper sub-headline that says "Superior High School"). I wonder what he did between graduating in 1932 and beginning at the University of Nebraska in 1935?

  3. I updated the info. He did play freshman basketball at Nebraska, so that was added, so the musters is now only a two year gap between high school and college. (I also added a photo I found.) Thank you for your info!