Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Bill Coven

Wilbur Allen "Lank" Coven

February 16, 1920
Elyria, OH

December 7, 1998
Lorain, OH

1936-37 Elyria High School - Ohio (High School)
1937-38 Elyria High School - Ohio (High School)
1938-39 Elyria High School - Ohio (High School)
University of North Carolina (College)
University of Toledo (College)
1946-47 Baldwin Wallace (College)
1946-47 Rochester Royals (NBL)
1947-48 Elria - Ohio (Independent)

Erroneously listed in many places as "William."

Coven was a fine hurdler in high school as well as a basketball player. He attended North Carolina, but transferred to Toledo after a year. He served in the army during World War 2, and went back to school at Baldwin-Wallace when he returned stateside. After playing for the Royals he joined up with the World Basketball Association, but the league disintegrated before play began. He decided to quit basketball for more stable employment.

Wilbur and his wife had two sons.

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame


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