Roy McArthur

Roy McArthur (1906-1964)

Teams coached: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech record: 57-72 (.442)
Overall record: 57-72 (.442)

Career Accomplishments:

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

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1946-1951 Georgia Tech

Roy McArthur Facts

  • Roy McArthur
  • Born January 27, 1906
  • Died September 9, 1964
  • Hometown: Calhoun, Georgia
  • Alma Mater: Georgia Institute of Technology (BA, 1933)
  • Originally from Georgia, McArthur gradudated from City HS in Chattanooga, TN before returning to the Peach State for college
    • Was a star basketball player at Tech for head coach Roy Mundorff, who continued to be a mentor for him in coaching
    • Also played QB on the football team, starting at QB for three seasons under head coach Bill Alexander
  • After graduating in 1933, McArthur stayed at Tech to coach both sports, assisting his two head coaches for several years
    • Left in 1942 to serve in the coast artillery during World War II, reaching the rank of major
  • Returned to Georgia Tech in 1946 and became the head varsity basketball coach, leading the Yellow Jackets for five seasons
    • Went 57-72 over that tenure, finishing above .500 just once, before stepping aside in 1951 and turning the program over to his assistant coach Whack Hyder (who would go on to coach the team for the next 22 years)
  • Entered the private sector in 1951, remaining outside of coaching for the rest of his life
  • Passed away in September 1964 at the age of 58

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