Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Al Alvarez

Armando "Al" Alvarez


Born:
October 5, 1912
Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Died:
March 17, 1995
Toledo, OH



Career
1927-28 Garfield High School - Akron, OH (High School)
1928-29 Garfield High School - Akron, OH (High School)
1929-30 Garfield High School - Akron, OH (High School)
1936-37 University of Toledo (College)
1937-38 University of Toledo (College)
1938-39 University of Toledo (College)
1941-42 Toledo Jim White Chevrolets (NBL)

1945-46 Bellvue High School - Ohio (High School) - Assistant Coach
1946-47 Whitmer High School - Toledo (High School) - Head Coach
1947-48 Whitmer High School - Toledo (High School) - Head Coach
1948-49 Whitmer High School - Toledo (High School) - Head Coach
1949-50 Whitmer High School - Toledo (High School) - Head Coach

Alvarez was born in Argentina, and his family moved to Havana, Cuba. In 1915, when Armando was 3, the family immigrated to America, settling in Luke, Maryland. The family moved to Akron when Alvarez' father got a job at Goodyear. He played baseball and basketball at the University of Toledo. He played for the Chevrolets at the same time he began teaching and coaching. He worked in the Washington School District in Toledo for 35 years until he retired in 1976. During this time, he also officiated many games at the college level. Alvarez died of a heart attack in 1995.

He married Janette and had two sons, Ronald and Gerald.





Sources:
Univ. of Toledo Hall of Fame
Immigration Record
Toledo Blade, March 18, 1995
Toledo Blade, March 18, 1995 (Death Notice)

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/a/alvarar01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=alvaral01

2 comments:

  1. He gave up coaching around 1950 and was an administrator and assistant principal in the Whitmer district. He officiated games for many years at the college level.

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