Monday, January 29, 2018

Red Rosan

Howard H. "Red" Rosan

May 22, 1911
Norma, NJ

September 3, 1976
Wynnewood, PA

1932-33 Temple University (College)
1933-34 Temple University (College)
1934-35 Temple University (College)
1934-35 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1935-36 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1936-37 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1936-37 Hazleton (PSL)
1937-38 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1937-38 Hazleton (NYPA)
1937-38 Allentown (TCL)
1938-39 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1939-40 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1940-41 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1941-42 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1942-43 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1943-44 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1944-45 Baltimore Bullets (ABL) Head coach / player
1945-46 Baltimore Bullets (ABL) Head coach

Rosan graduated from Temple and began a long career with the SPHA's, playing on five ABL-champion teams. He was an excellent defender with very quick hands, adept at stealing. He took over the Bullets part-way into the 1944-45 season, and then next year, lead the Bullets to the ABL title.

He was married to Suky Koralsky and they had two sons.

Philadelphia Inquirer, September 5, 1976



  1. Hi. I was wondering how you discovered Norma New Jersey as Rosan's place of birth. The only source I found mentions his birthtown as Southern Philadelphia. Thanks.

    1. From his World War 2 Draft Card.

      The website you link to only indicates hometown, not the place of birth. He definitely grew up in Philly, but was born in New Jersey.