Bobby Laughlin

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Bobby Laughlin
Sport(s) Basketball
Playing career
1934–1937 Morehead State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1953–1965 Morehead State
Head coaching record
Overall 166–120 (.580)
Tournaments NCAA: 3–4 (.429)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
4x OVC Champions (1956, 1957, 1961, 1963)

Bobby Laughlin was a college men's basketball coach and athletics administrator. He was the head coach of Morehead State from 1953 to 1965. He coached Morehead State to a 166–120 record, winning four Ohio Valley Conference championships and three NCAA tournament appearances. He also played his college basketball at Morehead State. He was inducted into the Morehead State athletics Hall of Fame in 1985. The Laughlin Health Building at Morehead State University is named in his honor.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Morehead State Eagles (Ohio Valley Conference) (1953–1965)
1953–54 Morehead State 16–8 6–4 T-2nd
1954–55 Morehead State 14–10 5–5 4th
1955–56 Morehead State 19–10 7–3 T-1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1956–57 Morehead State 19–8 9–1 T-1st NCAA First Round
1957–58 Morehead State 13–10 6–4 2nd
1958–59 Morehead State 11–12 5–7 T-4th
1959–60 Morehead State 5–14 3–7 5th
1960–61 Morehead State 19–12 9–3 T-1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1961–62 Morehead State 14–8 7–5 T-2nd
1962–63 Morehead State 13–7 8–4 T-1st
1963–64 Morehead State 10–11 6–8 6th
1964–65 Morehead State 13–10 6–8 5th
Morehead State: 166–120 (.580) 77–59 (.566)
Total: 166–120 (.580)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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