Wilt Chamberlain attends an Aggie basketball game in Moore Gym in 1966. I can't remember the name of the boxer next to Wilt, though.
Don't know or remember boxer, but Wilt is there with his friend Vinson "Vince" Miller who played with the A&T 1958-1959 team in Evansville. Miller also worked for the Philadelphia Warriors. He was a great jump shooter (out where 3s are shot) and teammate of Wilt at Overbrook High School.
Post by aggierattler on Jan 9, 2020 23:30:28 GMT -5
Some of you may not have seen or heard about this...
Do you guys remember back to 2005 when Street & Smith Magazine named us in their Top 100 Greatest Basketball Programs?? We were ranked #62, ahead of Georgia Tech (#64), Providence (#75), Tennessee (#77), UMASS (#78) and UNC-Charlotte (#88), to name a few.
Mad props to Alcorn State, which made it as the #83 ranked basketball program of all-time!
(You may have to click on the photos to actually read the write-up.)
This is probably mid-to-late 1960s. Does anyone have any names (outside of Coach Irvin) and a timeline on this photo?? For the life of me, I can't recall the name of the player kneeling in front of Coach Irvin. I believe that Hornsby Howell is on the back row of this photo, too.
Teddy Campbell #14 to the left of Cal. Bob Saunders ("Grasshopper") #52 on right, Hornsby Howell......George Mack in mi9ddle on far right end, Maurice McHartley..far left front.
The home numbers(white) for players was one number different from the away(dark) jersey back then.
1st Annual Cal Irving Blue & Gold BBall Game '72-73
Since all our sports are at a stand still, thought maybe we could reminisce a little. I found this in perfect condition about a year ago in between the pages of an old year book. I did not attend the game and I am not sure how I obtained it, because I started at A&T in '74.
This was truly the golden era of Aggie basketball. Not just the talent, but check out the size of the team. I saw Spruill play in H.S. and A&T and he was definitely the truth!
Warren Reynolds, who died Sunday in Dothan, left big footprints in his storied past.
In his youth, he was among Dothan’s basketball greats, commanding the hardwood at the city’s Carver High School as part of the school’s legendary “10 Tall Men.” He took his innate talents to Tuskegee University in the 1950s, excelling as a standout player in three sports, before embarking on a celebrated career as basketball coach, first at Macon, Georgia’s Ballard-Hudson High School, and then at North Carolina A&T University.
He returned to Dothan in the 1980s in retirement, but didn’t remain idle. He returned to the gymnasium as an assistant basketball coach at Northview for several years, and then applied his guidance by mentoring young people as a volunteer at an after-school program at Andrew Belle Community Center, a stone’s throw from the site of Carver High where the 10 Tall Men wrote their athletic history.
Last summer, he was inducted into the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame; 20 years earlier, he was tapped into the Tuskegee Athletic Hall of Fame.
Reynolds will be remembered as an extraordinary athlete by one generation, and as a revered coach, teacher, and mentor by subsequent generations.
We’d call that a life well-lived.
Legendary Wiregrass player, college coach Reynolds passes away
BY JON JOHNSON email@example.com Dothan Eagle Jan 20, 2020
Warren Reynolds coached more than just basketball.
He coached lives — many of them.
“He just poured wisdom into me,” longtime friend Tony Black said. “Any time I had a problem, I could go to him and he would give me biblical principles. He quoted straight from the Bible.”
A star basketball player at the former Carver High of Dothan in the late 1950s and then a three-sport standout at Tuskegee University, Reynolds would become a legendary college basketball coach at North Carolina A&T University.
He died on Sunday in Dothan, where he spent the final years of his life mentoring children as a volunteer of an after-school program at Andrew Belle Community Center.
“Every kid around there loved him,” Black said. “He’s a legend and he’s going to be missed.”
Reynolds was part of the renowned “Ten Tall Men” basketball team at Carver before signing a scholarship to attend Tuskegee — where he played quarterback on the football team, forward on the basketball team and first baseman on the baseball team.
He was inducted into the Tuskegee Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999 for his athletic endeavors, but it was as a basketball coach that Reynolds would eventually make his mark.
He developed a powerhouse program at Ballard-Hudson (Ga.) in the high school ranks before moving on to the college level at North Carolina A&T State University.
As head coach there for 17 years, North Carolina A&T became one of the most respected programs in the nation and became the second black college team to participate in the National Invitational Tournament in Madison Square Garden in New York.
Reynolds retired from coaching in 1986 and eventually moved back to Dothan, where he spent several years as an assistant basketball coach at Northview High School.
Reynolds was inducted into the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame last June.
Before being joining the hall of fame class, Reynolds talked about his passion of helping young people succeed in life.
“Right now I’m teaching people that goal-setting is the key to success,” Reynolds said during an interview with the Dothan Eagle last June. “I’m working with these young people to help them go to another level in my community.”