Thursday, March 17, 2016

Dolly King

William "Dolly" King

November 15, 1916

January 29, 1969
Binghamton, NY

Alexander Hamilton High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1939-40 Long Island University (College)
1940-41 New York Rens (Independent)
1941-42 Washington Bears (Independent)
1942-43 Washington Bears (Independent)
1943-44 Washington Bears (Independent)
1944-45 Washington Bears (Independent)
1944-45 Rochester (Independent)
1945-46 Washington Bears (Independent) 
1946-47 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1947-48 New York Rens (Independent) 
1948-49 Dayton Rens (NBL)
1948-49 New Haven Hulls Red Devils (EBL-Ct)
1948-49 Mohawk Redskins (NYSL)
1948-49 Scranton Miners (ABL)
1949-50 Scranton Miners (ABL)
1950-51 Scranton Miners (ABL)
1951-52 Scranton Miners (ABL)
1951-52 Saratoga / Schenectady Harlem Yankees (ABL)
1964-65 Manhattan Borough CC (College) - Head coach
1965-66 Manhattan Borough CC (College) - Head coach
1966-67 Manhattan Borough CC (College) - Head coach
1967-68 Manhattan Borough CC (College) - Head coach
1968-69 Manhattan Borough CC (College) - Head coach

At Long Island, King played football, basketball and baseball. Dolly quit LIU and went pro with the Rens. He took the basketball coaching and athletic director job at Manhattan Borough Community College. He also played baseball briefly in the Negro Leagues, including some time with the Homestead Greys. He eventually went back to LIU to finish his schooling and obtaining a Master's Degree.

Shortly after a Manhattan game, Dolly had a heart attack and died the next morning.

Oneonta Star, January 31, 1969

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