Friday, February 24, 2017

Allie Paine

Alva Leon Paine, Sr.

July 22, 1919
Harrah, OK

March 22, 2008
Norman, OK

1936-37 Oklahoma City Central (High School)
1937-38 Oklahoma City Central (High School)
1938-39 Oklahoma City Central (High School)
1939-40 University of Oklahoma (College)  Freshmen
1940-41 University of Oklahoma (College)
1942-43 University of Oklahoma (College)
1943-44 University of Oklahoma (College)
1945-46 San Diego Dons (ABL-AAU)
1946-47 University of Oklahoma (College)
1947-48 Oklahoma City Drillers (PBLA)

1953-54 Phillips University (College) Head coach

Born to Alla and Viola Paine, Harrah, Oklahoma. Allie's father, a farmer, was murdered when he was robbed walking home after dropping off cotton to be sold. Served in the U.S. Army during World War 2. He starred on the court in High School and College before entering the U.S. Army. A knee injury lead to his discharge, and he worked in an airplane factory to help with the was effort. He played pro basketball with the Drillers and the Dons, and was later the head coach at Phillips University.

He married Pauline Riley (d. 1998) in 1946 and they had a son and a daughter

Obituary, Enid News


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