Johnny Orr
American college basketball player, professional basketball player, college basketball coach
Johnny Orr
John M. "Johnny" Orr is a retired American basketball player and coach, best known as the head coach of men's basketball at the University of Michigan and at Iowa State University.
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At Iowa State, a Legacy of Fervor and Success Is Passed On
NYTimes - about 3 years
The magic of the golden era of Cyclones basketball, when Johnny Orr was the men’s coach from 1980 to 1994, has returned to Ames, Iowa, with Fred Hoiberg.     
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Jarrod Uthoff: Memories of Big Eight basketball
NewsOK.com Blogs - almost 5 years
Jarrod Uthoff, the Wisconsin basketball player who wants to transfer and was at the center of a firestorm when Badger coach Bo Ryan gave Uthoff a mile-long list of schools Wisconsin wouldn’t approve, made me think of Big Eight basketball. That’s right, Big Eight. Uthoff, a high school star in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a cousin of former Iowa State center Dean Uthoff. Only old-timers will remember Uthoff — a raw-boned, 6-foot-11 center who led the Big Eight in rebounding four straight years, 1977 through 1980. Those were not glory years for the Cyclones. Those were the four seasons Iowa State was coached by Lynn Nance. The four years between Ken Trickey (who went 13-40 in two seasons) and Johnny Orr (who became a Cyclone icon). In those four seasons, Iowa State went 8-19, 14-13, 11-16, 11-16. So in no way were those the salad days of Cyclone hoops. But Uthoff was a rock inside. He averaged double digit points and rebounds every season except for his 9.0 rebounds as a senior. His care ...
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Throwback Thursday: Terry Tyler - Pistons.com
Google News - over 5 years
In 1977 – Vitale's last year as U of D head coach; he served as athletic director the following year, succumbing to stomach ulcers – the Titans went 26-3, won an NCAA tournament game before losing to one of Johnny Orr's best Michigan teams and scored a
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Floyd Honored By Hall of Fame Induction - KCRG
Google News - over 5 years
Floyd was a rising star in the college basketball coaching world when he was hired to replace Iowa State's legendary Johnny Orr in 1994. He coached the Cyclones for four seasons, leading Iowa State to three NCAA Championship appearances,
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Catch of the Day at Wetlands - Shore News Today
Google News - over 5 years
Chris Richter, 9, of Middletown tosses a minnow into the tank while Johnny Orr, 5, of Valley Forge, Pa. observes the creatures swimming around. Eric Richter, 6, of Middletown helps Bobby Orr, 7, of Valley Forge, Pa. pick out crabs and snails from the
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Madison goes Down Under with Bulldogs - The State Journal-Register
Google News - over 5 years
Among the Springfield-area athletes who will be honored in the first induction class are Taylorville's Ron Bontemps and Johnny Orr, and Springfield High alum Dave Robisch. Admission prices for Central State Eight Conference activities have been
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BASKETBALL: Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame announces inaugural ... - Du Quoin Evening Call
Google News - over 5 years
... Johnny Orr (Taylorville), Andy Phillip (Granite City), Harv Schmidt (Kankakee), Jerry Sloan (McLeansboro), Bill Small (Roanoke-Benson/West Aurora), Charles (Chico) Vaughn (Tamms), Governor Vaughn (Collinsville) and George Wilson (Chicago Marshall)
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Iowa Sports Foundation announces personnel changes - Ames Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Hallihan, a former Iowa State University assistant basketball coach under Johnny Orr, has led the foundation to record participation numbers. In 2010, more than 166000 Iowans participated in foundation-sponsored events and programs
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Lon Kruger was a savior for Kansas State - NewsOK.com
Google News - over 5 years
Iowa State had Johnny Orr. Nebraska was ramping up. Oklahoma started to take off. "If Lon hadn't led them to four straight NCAA Tournaments, I'm not sure a new conference would have included Kansas State." Fortunately for Kansas State, major conference
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Johnny Orr to golf in Carroll Chamber outing - 1380 KCIM
Google News - over 5 years
Carroll, Iowa -- The Carroll Chamber of Commerce will hold their chamber golf outing at the Carroll Country Club September 12 th this year and teams will have a chance to golf with an Iowa legend. Chamber Business Development Director Rosanne Nees says
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Arts Notes - TheHerald
Google News - over 5 years
Here is this week's entertainment lineup at The Flipside, 408 E. 2nd St., Clayton: Johnny Orr, 8 pm Thursday, July 14; The Rick Keena Group, 9 pm Friday, July 15; and the Good Juju Band, 9 pm Saturday, July 16. The Country Music Showcase at Johnston
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Barfknecht: Big Eight had special faces, places - Omaha World-Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Iowa State's Johnny Orr. Ooooeeee, Coach, where do you start in describing this funny man whose words often collided at the intersection of profound and profane? He was a classic whether strutting onto the floor to “The Tonight Show” theme or chasing
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Coberley named Trainer of the Year - Iowa State Daily
Google News - over 5 years
"One of the most rewarding things for me is the people I've gotten to meet, from Johnny Orr to Dan McCarney to Paul Rhoads to Tim Floyd to Larry Eustachy, I've got to know them and we're an integral part of what's going on with their teams," Coberley
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Getting to Know Lon Kruger - Part One - Soonersports.com
Google News - over 5 years
You start with Coach (Jack) Hartman at Kansas State before me, Norm Stewart at Missouri, Johnny Orr at Iowa State, Billy at Oklahoma. You go down the line a long way -- (former Sooner) Ted Owens and Larry Brown, both at Kansas
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Raritan Township Committee honors young cheerleaders, wrestlers - Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
Wrestlers honored were Nick Incontrera and Joseph Scerbo, with coaches Brian Bauer, Roy Rodriguez, Johnny Orr and Frank Incontrera. Flemington Pioneers cheerleaders honored were Lexi Amiano, Amanda Cornetta, Shannon Dismore, Alyssa Gottlieb,
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Jacob Weisbrich - Ridgecrest Daily Independent
Google News - over 5 years
... grandmother Delores Hines of Weldon; grandfather Butch Hines of Weldon; grandfather Johnny Orr of Ridgecrest; grandfather John Brooks Talley, Jr., of Ridgecrest; grandmother Joann Covert of Ridgecrest; and grandfather Louis Covert of Ridgecrest
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Detroit Mercy to name court after Vitale - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
We lost a heartbreaker to Johnny Orr's club that day, a tough, tough loss as we fell just short of making it to the final 16. We lost in the last minute. I have often said that we took so much out of Michigan emotionally that it led them to being upset
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Music for lunch - TheHerald
Google News - over 5 years
The Johnny Orr Band will perform from 7 till 9 pm Thursday, June 16, on the Town Square, 100 W. Main St., Clayton. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair but no coolers. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Altarnative Ministries is seeking
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Johnny Orr
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 79
    In 2007, Orr was voted one of the "100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament," recognizing his superior performance in his appearance in the tournament.
    More Details Hide Details After high school Orr went to the University of Illinois and was the youngest freshman to compete in three sports. After joining the United States Navy for the end of World War II, Orr returned to the college game at Beloit College. This reunited him with his high school Dolph Stanley, who had came to Beloit College as athletic director, head basketball and football coach.
  • 1994
    Age 66
    Orr led Iowa State to four more NCAA tournament berths before retiring from Iowa State in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details He remains the winningest coach in Iowa State history with 218 wins and 200 losses.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1986
    Age 58
    The following season, Orr's Cyclones reached the Sweet Sixteen of the 1986 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament with a second round victory over the number five ranked team in the nation, Michigan.
    More Details Hide Details Orr claims this was the greatest victory of his career.
  • 1980
    Age 52
    Orr joined the Iowa State Cyclones in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details The move came about when the Iowa State Athletic Director called him to inquire about Orr's assistant, Bill Frieder. When Orr learned how much Iowa State was willing to pay Frieder, Orr negotiated the job for himself (Frieder then succeeded Orr at Michigan). In Orr's fifth season in Ames, he led the Cyclones to their first NCAA Tournament berth in 40 years.
  • FORTIES
  • 1976
    Age 48
    In 1976, Michigan was the NCAA tournament runner-up (to the undefeated Indiana Hoosiers) and Orr was named National Coach of the Year.
    More Details Hide Details Orr remains the winningest coach in Michigan history with 209 wins and only 113 losses.
  • 1973
    Age 45
    His 1973–74 team made it to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament and Orr was named Big Ten Coach of the Year.
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  • 1969
    Age 41
    Shortly afterward, Orr moved to the University of Michigan as an assistant under Dave Strack, and was named head coach in 1969.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1963
    Age 35
    After a long time as an assistant coach, including at Wisconsin, Orr attained a head coaching position in 1963 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, commonly known as UMass, and guided the team to 15–9 record in 1963–64.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 22
    In 1950, Orr played 21 games for the Bombers before moving to the Waterloo Hawks for 13 more games.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1950s, Orr was the head coach at Dubuque Senior High School in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • 1948
    Age 20
    Orr was initially drafted in 1948 BAA draft by the Minneapolis Lakers of the Basketball Association of America, the precursor to the NBA.
    More Details Hide Details Orr did not play for the Lakers, and was again drafted the next year in the 2nd round by the St. Louis Bombers.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Born
    Born on June 10, 1927.
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