Leon Brogden

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Leon Brogden (August 26, 1910 - October 1, 2000) was an American high school football, basketball and baseball coach in Edenton, Wilson and Wilmington, North Carolina. His most famous products are two quarterbacks: Roman Gabriel, who spent 16 seasons in the NFL, and Sonny Jurgensen, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. In his book, Multiple Offenses and Defenses, UNC coach Dean Smith said that he and his coaches, while scouting, noticed Brogden's New Hanover basketball team using the 1 - 4 offensive set (one guard high and four players spanning the court at the foul line) and later incorporated that set into their own offenses at UNC.

Brogden was inducted into the Wake Forest University's Sports Hall of Fame in 1974, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1970[1] and The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.[2]

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