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Howard A. Hobson

Howard A. Hobson
Howard A. Hobson Coach

Inducted in 2006
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 1965
Howard Hobson was captain of the baseball and basketball teams at the University of Oregon from 1924-1926. He coached high school ball in Oregon and Washington before becoming head coach at Southern Oregon in 1928. Hobson lead SO to three league championships (1933-1935). He returned to his alma mater in 1935 and coached the Ducks to a National Championship in the 1939 inaugural NCAA Tournament. The Ducks claimed three straight Pacific Coast Championships from 1937 to 1939. In 1948 Hobson became head coach at Yale and led the team to five Big Three titles. Hobson was an early advocate of the 3-point shot. He was a distinguished clinician, author, teacher and coach of basketball and a member of the US Olympic Basketball Committee.
Where They Are Now

Died June 9, 1991
Where They Were
Southern Oregon University 1933-1935
University of Oregon 1936-1947
Yale University 1948-1956