Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bob Hamilton

Robert L. Hamilton


Born:
April 22, 1922


Died:
December 7, 1995
Davis, CA


Career
1943-44 University of Oregon (College)
1944-45 University of Oregon (College)
1945-46 University of Oregon (College)
Continental Airlines - Denver (Independent)
1946-47 Oklahoma City (ABL)
1946-47 Portland Indians (PCBL)
1947-48 Medford High School - Oregon (High School) Head coach
1948-49 Medford High School - Oregon (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Lethbridge - Alberta (Independent?) Head coach / player
University of Oregon (College) Assistant coach
1952-53 Everybody's Drugs - Eugene (AAU) Head coach
1953-54 Everybody's Drugs - Eugene (AAU) Head coach
1954-55 Martin Signs - Eugene (AAU) Head coach
1955-56 Paddock Tavern - Eugene (AAU) Head coach
1967-68 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1968-69 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1969-70 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1970-71 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1971-72 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1972-73 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1973-74 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1974-75 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1975-76 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1976-77 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1977-78 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1978-79 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1979-80 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1980-81 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1981-82 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1982-83 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1983-84 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1984-85 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1985-86 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1986-87 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1987-88 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach
1988-89 University of California - Davis (College) Head coach 


Born to Ray Hamilton, Bob grew up in Marhsalltown, Iowa, before the family moved to Seattle. After being the captain for three season at Oregon, Hamilton signed with Oklahoma City in the ABL, but quit and returned home where he joined with the Portland Indians. He coached the basketball team at Medford HS before moving to Alberta. He returned to Eugene, where he operated a donut shop (Spudnut on OSU campus) while coaching a local team to AAU success. He went back to Lehtbridge to take a team on a world-wide tour through places like the Philippines and Brazil before returning the North America (and Eugene) in 1963. He wound getting the head coaching job at UC Davis, where he would stay for 22 seasons.


Source:
Eugene Guard, March 25, 1945
Eugene Guard, March 27, 1947

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