Clarence Doyle Brannum
May 28, 1926
October 9, 2000
Winfield High School - Kansas (High School)
1945-46 Camp Hood (Military)
1946-47 Kansas State University (College)
1946-47 Kansas City M&O Cigarmen (ABL-AAU)
1947-48 Kansas State University (College)
1948-49 Tamko Roofing and Asphalt - Manhattan, KS (AAU)
1949-50 Kansas State University (College)
1950-51 Sheboygan Redskins (NPBL)
In 1965, Clarence was employed at the Spring Hills Country Club in Wichita as a manager. When he saw one of his employees, a groundskeeper named Gary Coltharp, talking to guests and not working, Brannum approached him and after an exchange of words, Coltharp was fired. Later that day, Coltharp returned to the Country Club, and instead of picking up his final paycheck, Coltharp took out his .22 caliber revolver and shot Brannum four times, including one shot to the head. Brannum would miraculously survive, and Coltharp's criminal case went to the State Supreme Court as Coltharp tried to plead insanity. He was found guilty, but appealed it to the highesr court in the state.
His twin brother Bob Brannum went to Kentucky and played pro basketball with Clarence on the Redskins.
State v. Coltharp