Eddie Cameron

Eddie Cameron (1902-1988)

Teams coached: Washington and Lee Generals, Duke Blue Devils
Washington and Lee record: 8-5 (.615)
Duke record: 226-99 (.695)
Overall record: 234-104 (.692)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1928-1942 Duke
1924-1925 Washington and Lee

Eddie Cameron Facts

  • Edmund McCullough Cameron
  • Born April 22, 1902
  • Died November 25, 1988
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Washington and Lee University (BA, 1924)
  • Attended Culver Military Academy (IN) then Washington and Lee University (VA), where he played football and basketball
  • Became the Generals’ head basketball coach after graduation, going 8-5 in his lone season at the helm
  • Left for Duke in 1926, where he was initial just an assistant coach with the football program
    • Became the Blue Devils’ head basketball coach in 1928, working in that capacity for 14 seasons
    • Compiled an overall record of 226-99, winning two SoCon titles and three SoCon Tournaments
    • During his time as head coach, the school built the facility that would later be re-named Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Cameron continued to be an assistant football coach through 1941, then was the head coach for four seasons
    • Went 25-11-1 overall, won three SoCon championships and won the Sugar Bowl in 1944
  • After his coaching career ended in 1945, Cameron continued his affiliation with the University
    • From 1951 to 1972, he was the athletic director at Duke and was instrumental in the founding of the ACC in 1953
    • Hired basketball coaches Vic Bubas and Bucky Waters and football coaches Tom Harp and Mike McGee
    • Referred to the renaming of “Cameron Indoor Stadium” in 1972 to be his “most cherished honor” at Duke
    • Also served as chairman of the basketball committees for both the SoCon and ACC
  • Outside of basketball, Cameron also served on the selection committee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was on the governing committee of the Olympic Games
  • Inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame, Washington and Lee Hall of Fame (1988), NC Sports Hall of Fame (1969), National Football Foundation Hall of Fame and the ACC Sports Writers Hall of Fame
  • Passed away in 1988 at the age of 86, still living in Durham, North Carolina

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