George Edwards

George Edwards (1890-1972)

Teams coached: Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes, Missouri Tigers
Kansas Wesleyan record^: 7-6 (.538)
Missouri record: 181-172 (.513)
Overall record^: 188-178 (.514)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1944)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Big Six Regular Season Champion:  3  (1930, 1939, 1940)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1926-1946 Missouri
1916-1917 Kansas Wesleyan

George Edwards Facts

  • George R. Edwards
  • Born 1890
  • Died June 10, 1972
  • Hometown: Palmyra, Missouri
  • Alma Mater: University of Missouri (BA, 1913)
  • Played basketball at Missouri for head coaches Chester Brewer and Osmond Field
  • First coaching roles were at Kansas Wesleyan, where he went 7-6 in one season as basketball head coach
    • Also coached the football team in 1914 and 1917, going 4-11 overall
  • Hired in 1926 to be the head coach at his alma mater, leading the Tigers for 20 seasons
    • Went 181-172 overall, winning three Big Six titles and reaching the NCAA Tournament in 1944
      • Served as the President of the NABC for the 1937-38 season
    • Also coached the Missouri golf team from 1926-41
  • Spent two years as SID at Missouri and two years as the athletic director towards the end of his coaching tenure
    • Inducted into the Missouri Tigers HOF (c/o 1991) and Missouri Sports HOF (c/o 1973)

George Edwards Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA and NAIA levels

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