Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Swede Andersen

Clarence G. "Swede" Andersen

September 13, 1914

November 26, 1978
Pleasant Hill, CA

1934-35 San Mateo JC - California (College)
1935-36 St. Mary's College - California (College)
1936-37 St. Mary's College - California (College)
1937-38 St. Mary's College - California (College)
1938-39 St. Mary's College - California (College) Head coach - freshmen team
1938-39 Olympic Club (AAU)
1941-42 Bartlesville Phillips 66ers (AAU)
1944-45 St. Mary's College - California (College) Head coach
1945-46 St. Mary's College - California (College) Head coach
1946-47 St. Mary's College - California (College) Head coach
1947-48 Waterloo Pro-Hawks (PBLA)
1947-48 Astoria Royal Chinooks (PCL)

Born to Olaf and Margaret Andersen, Swede played at San Mateo JC before transferrin to St Mary's. He became the school's freshmen coach after graduating, while playing AAU and semi-pro ball in the area. He became the head coach of St. Mary's varsity team in 1944, and after three years, he went to play pro basketball in the PBLA and then the Pacific League after the PBLA folded. After his basketball days, Swede worked as an insurance salesman.

He was married to Rowena and they had one son.

San Mateo Times, March 2, 1935
San Mateo Times, April 28, 1939



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