Thursday, July 12, 2018

Chick Craig

Earl C. "Chick" Craig


Born:
July 23, 1922
Pennsylvania

Died:
June 21, 2008
Phillipsburg, NJ


Career
1938-39 Phillipsburg High School - New Jersey (High School)
1939-40 Phillipsburg High School - New Jersey (High School)
1940-41 Phillipsburg High School - New Jersey (High School)
1941-42 Long Island University (College) Freshmen
1946-47 Wilkes Barre Barons (EBL)
1947-48 Wilkes Barre Barons (ABL)
1948-49 Wilkes Barre Barons (ABL)
1949-50 Lancaster Red Roses (EBL)
1950-51 Lancaster Red Roses (EBL)
1950-51 Williamsport Billies (EBL)
1951-52 Williamsport Billies (EBL)
1952-53 Williamsport Billies (EBL)
1952-53 Mauch Chunk Pros (Indepedent)
1953-54 Williamsport Billies (EBL)
1953-54 Mauch Chunk Pros (Indepedent) Head coach
1954-55 Williamsport Billies (EBL)
1956-57 Easton Madisons (EBL)
1957-58 Easton Madisons (EBL) Head coach
1958-59 Easton Madisons (EBL) Head coach
1959-60 Easton Madisons (EBL) Head coach
1960-61 Easton Madisons (EBL) Head coach
1961-62 Wilkes Barre Barons (EBL) Head coach
1962-63 Wilkes Barre Barons (EBL) Head coach
1963-64 Wilkes Barre Barons (EBL) Head coach
1964-65 Wilkes Barre Barons (EBL) Head coach
1965-66 Wilkes Barre Barons (EBL) Head coach
1966-67 Trenton Colonials (EBL) Head coach
1967-68 Scranton Miners (EBL) Head coach
1968-69 Scranton Miners (EBL) Head coach
1969-70 Scranton Miners (EBL) Head coach
1969-70 Binghamton Flyers (EBL) Head coach
1970-71 Trenton Pat Pavers (EBL) Head coach
1971-72 Trenton Pat Pavers (EBL) Head coach
1972-73 Wilkes Barre Barons (EBL) Head coach
1973-74 Wilkes Barre Barons (EBL) Head coach
1974-75 Allentown Jets (EBL) Head coach
1975-76 Allentown Jets (EBL) Head coach
1976-77 Allentown Jets (EBL) Head coach
1993-94 Hazleton Hawks (Atlantic Basketball League) Head coach

Craig starred on the court at Phillipsburg HS before enrolling at LIU. He left school to serve in the navy during World War 2. After the war, he played basketball in the ABL for the Barons before embarking a long career as a coach and scout.He was a well-known figure around the Eastern Basketball League for years before finally retiring in 1977. He was coaxed out of retirement in 1993 to coach his hometown Hazleton team in the fledgling Atlantic Basketball League.

He married Ethel Lampert on May 9, 1964.

Source:
https://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/22/sports/sports-of-the-times-the-league-of-dreamers-is-no-more.html
http://articles.mcall.com/1999-11-14/features/3276308_1_eastern-basketball-league-nba-general-manager

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/chick-craig/

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