Ernie Calverley

Ernie Calverley (1924-2003)

Teams coached: Rhode Island Rams
Rhode Island record: 154-125 (.552)
Overall record^: 154-125 (.552)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1961, 1966)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Yankee Regular Season Champion:  4  (1961, 1964, 1966, 1968)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1957-1968 Rhode Island

Ernie Calverley Facts

  • Ernest A. Calverley
  • Born January 30, 1924
  • Died October 20, 2003
  • Hometown: Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Alma Mater: University of Rhode Island (BA, 1946)
  • The RI-native stayed home and played for the Rams and head coach Frank Keaney
    • Led all of Division I in scoring as a sophomore in 1943-44
    • Played for the 1945-46 Rams team that finished as NIT Runner-Up
  • Played for three years in the BAA (precursor to the NBA) for the Providence Steamrollers
    • Led the league in assists in 1946-47 and was named Second Team All-BAA
  • Later returned to his alma mater and spent eleven years as the Rams’ head coach
  • Calverly is a member of the URI Sports HOF, Rhode Island Sports HOF and New England Sports HOF

Ernie Calverley Coaching Tree

  • Ron Rothstein (Miami Sol, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat)
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