Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dick Holub

Richard Wenzel Holub


Born:
October 29, 1921
Racine, WI

Died:
July 27, 2009
Sun City West, AZ


Career
1938-39 Flushing High School - New York (High School)
1940-41 Long Island University (College)
1941-42 Long Island University (College)
1946-47 Long Island University (College)
1946-47 Troy Celtics (NYSL)
1947-48 New York Knicks (BAA)
1948-49 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1949-50 Paterson Crescents (ABL)
1949-50 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1950-51 Bridgeport Aer-A-Sols (ABL)
1950-51 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1951-52 Middleton Guards (ABL)
1951-52 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1952-53 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1953-54 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1954-55 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1955-56 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1956-57 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1957-58 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1958-59 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1959-60 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1960-61 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1961-62 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1962-63 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1963-64 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1964-65 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach
1965-66 Farleigh Dickinson University (College) Head coach

Born in Wisconsin, Holub lived in Racine and North Chicago until the family moved to New York in 1938. Holub went to college at LIU and was on their NIT Championship team in 1940-41. He then entered the U.S. Army and served in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during World War 2. He returned to LIU after the war and set the single-season (at the time) scoring record for the school. Right after graduating, he joined the Troy Celtics for the end of their season, and signed with the Knicks for the 1947-48 season. He played professional basketball for a few seasons before accepting the head coaching job at FDU. He coached there until 1966. Holub also as an academic advisor for the Athletic Department at UConn until retiring and moving to Arizona.

He married Eileen Zagata in 1970 and they had four daughters and two sons.

Source:
Obituary, Herald and Review (Decatur, IL), August 8, 2009
Brooklyn News Obituary
Northeast Conference Obituary

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/h/holubdi01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=holubdi01

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