Thursday, October 26, 2017

Len Shepherd

Leonard Frederick Shepherd

March 29, 1897
Northampton, MA

January 7, 1991
Tarpon Springs, FL

1917-18 Easthampton (Independent)
1918-19 Easthampton (Independent)
1919-20 Easthampton Easters (IL)
1920-21 Westfield Whip City AC (IL)
1921-22 Westfield Whip City AC (IL)
1922-23 Turners Falls AC Athletics (IL)
1923-24 Cleveland Rosenblums (Independent)
1924-25 Cleveland Rosenblums (Independent)
1925-26 Cleveland Rosenblums (ABL)
1926-27 Fort Wayne Hoosiers(ABL)
1927-28 Beloit Fairies (Independent)
1928-29 Beloit Fairies (Independent)
1929-30 Toledo Red Men (NPBL)
1930-31 Toledo Red Men (ABL)
1930-31 Dayton Kellys (Independent)
1933-34 Toledo Crimson Coaches (Independent)
1947-48 Omaha Tomahawks (PBLA) Head coach

Born to Leonard and Bridgett Shepherd in Northampton, Massachusetts, he moved to Ohio in the 1920's to play basketball, and stayed Napoleon, Ohio, until moving to Florida in 1971. An owner of a tobacco manufacturing business, Shepherd died in 1991 at 93.

Shepherd served in the U.S. Army during World War 2.

Tampa Tribune, January 9, 1991


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