Hugh Greer

Hugh Greer (1902-1963)

Teams coached: Connecticut Huskies
Connecticut record: 286-112 (.719)
Overall record: 286-112 (.719)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  7  (1951, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: (1956)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1955)
  • Yankee Regular Season Champion:  12  (1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1946-1963 Connecticut

Hugh Greer Facts

  • Hugh Greer
  • Born 1902
  • Died January 14, 1963
  • Hometown: Suffield, Connecticut
  • Alma Mater: Connecticut Agricultural College (BA, 1926)
  • Played at UConn (then CAC) under head coach Sumner Dole, helping the Huskies win the 1926 New England title
  • Was later the head coach at his alma mater, leading the Huskies for more than 16 years
  • Passed away in January 1963 after suffering a massive heart attack, 10 games into the 1962-63 season (the Huskies would go on to win the Yankee title again and reach the NCAA Tournament under interim head coach George Wigton, one of Greer’s assistants)

Hugh Greer Coaching Tree

  • Dom Perno (Connecticut)
  • George Wigton (Connecticut)
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