Bob Tallent

Bob Tallent (born April 26, 1946)

Teams coached: George Washington Colonials
George Washington record: 102-84 (.548)
Overall record: 102-84 (.548)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1974-1981 George Washington
1970-1974 George Washington (asst)

Bob Tallent Facts

  • Bob Tallent
  • Born April 26, 1946
  • Hometown: Langley, Kentucky
  • Alma Mater: George Washington University (BS, 1969)
  • A Parade All-American as a senior at Maytown HS (KY), Tallent started his collegiate career playing for the legendary Adolph Rupp and the Kentucky Wildcats (1965-67)
    • Though averaging 12.6 ppg as a junior, Tallent was kicked off the team after a verbal spat with Rupp during a game in 1967
    • Tallent transferred to George Washington and sat out the following season per NCAA rules; spent one year with the Colonials playing for head coach Wayne Dobbs and had the fifth-best scoring average in the nation
    • Later inducted into the George Washington Athletics Hall of Fame (class of 1990)
  • Briefly played with the Denver Rockets in the ABA before returning to GW to coach in 1970
    • Was an assistant under Carl Slone for four seasons before becoming the head coach at age 28
    • Went 102-84 in seven seasons at the helm, finishing over .500 five times including a 20-7 record in his second year
  • Worked in the private sector after coaching, spending time working in marketing for Blue Cross Blue Shield of National Capital Area

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