Friday, October 27, 2017

Lou Sugarman

Louis L. "Doc" Sugarman

October 10, 1889
New York, NY

June 14, 1951
Philadelphia, PA

1907-08 Syracuse University (College)
1908-09 Syracuse University (College)
1909-10 Hudson Mixers (HRL)
1910-11 Hudson Mixers (HRL)
1910-11 Uniontown U's (CBL)
1911-12 Kingston Colonials (HRL)
1911-12 Kingston Co. M (NYSL)
1912-13 Gloversville Co. G (NYSL)
1912-13 Cohoes (NYSL)
1913-14 Cohoes Co. B (EBL)
1914-15 Greystock Greys (EBL)
1915-16 Greystock Greys (EBL)
1915-16 Elizabeth Betsys (IBL)
1915-16 Danbury Wooster AC (Independent)
1916-17 Greystock Greys (EBL)
1916-17 New York All-Stars (IBL)
1917-18 Scranton Miners (PSL) Head coach / player
1917-18 Carbondale Pioneers (PSL)
1917-18 Greystock Greys (EBL)
1917-18 Reading Bears (EBL)
1917-18 Philadelphia Beth Israel (ALP)
1918-19 Philadelphia Midvale (ALP)
1919-20 Wilkes-Barre Barons (PSL)
1919-20 Reading Bears (EBL) Head coach / player
1919-20 North Philadelphia Americans (EBL)
1919-20 De Neri Daisies (EBL)
1919-20 Passiac A.A. (IBL)
1920-21 Philadelphia Phillies (EBL)
1920-21 Camden Skeeters (EBL)
1920-21 Plymouth Shawnees (PSL)
1920-21 Frank Bruggy All Stars (Independent)
1920-21 Princeton University (College) Head coach
1921-22 Wilkes-Barre Barons (EBL)
1921-22 Philadelphia Phillies (EBL) Head coach / player
1921-22 Coatesville Coats (EBL)
1922-23 Coatesville Coats (EBL) Head coach / player
1922-23 Elizabeth (MBL)
1922-23 Cohoes Cohosiers (NYSL)
1922-23 Philadelphia SPHAS (PBL)
1923-24 Trenton Royal Bengals (MBL)
1923-24 West Philadelphia Shanahan (PBL)
1924-25 Philadelphia Kayoula (PBL)
1924-25 Tri-Council (PBL)
1924-25 Pottsville Big-Five (AnBL)
1925-26 Washington Palace Five (ABL) Head coach / player
1926-27 Baltimore Orioles (ABL) Head coach / player
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL) Head coach / player
1929-30 Fort Wayne Hoosiers (ABL) Head coach

Lou Sugraman graduated from Syracuse and began a long career of professional basketball in the eastern United States. Playing largely around Philadelphia, he was 35 years of age when he was lured to coach the Washington Palace Five in the ABL in 1925. He also played, and would be a player/coach for Baltimore the next year, and for one season with Trenton in 1928-29. He quit playing but would coach one more season, with Fort Wayne.
Sugarman was also a dentist. He died in June of 1951 of a heart attack. When his body was found by friends, he had likely been dead for a few days.



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