Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bob Calihan

Robert James Calihan


Born:
August 2, 1918
Perry, IA 

Died:
September 22, 1989
Detroit, MI


Career
1933-34 St. George High School - Evanston, IL (High School)
1934-35 St. George High School - Evanston, IL (High School)
1935-36 St. George High School - Evanston, IL (High School)
1937-38 University of Detroit (College)
1938-39 University of Detroit (College)
1939-40 University of Detroit (College)
1940-41 Detroit Eagles (NBL)
1941-42 Detroit Eagles (Independent)
1941-42 Great Lakes (Navy) 
1942-43 New London (CSL)
1942-43 Harrisburg Senators (ABL)
1943-44 New London Diesels (Independent)
1945-46 Chicago American Gears (NBL)
1946-47 Chicago American Gears (NBL)
1947-48 Flint/Midland Dow A.C.'s (NBL)
1947-48 Chicago Gears (PBLA)
1948-49 Syracuse Nationals (NBL)
1949-50 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1950-51 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1951-52 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1952-53 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1953-54 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1954-55 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1955-56 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1956-57 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1957-58 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1958-59 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1959-60 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1960-61 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1961-62 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1962-63 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1963-64 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1964-65 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1965-66 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1966-67 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1967-68 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach
1968-69 University of Detroit (College)- Head Coach


Calihan served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2, and after the war returned to the NBL and played for Chicago. After his basketball career, he returned to his alma mater to coach for 20 years.In 1977, the University of Detroit named their basketball arena after Calihan.
He married Virginia and had two daugher, Colleen and Susan, and a son, Robert.

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/c/calihro01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=calihbo01

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