Buddy O'Grady

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Francis David "Buddy" O'Grady (January 19, 1920 – February 29, 1992) was an American basketball player and coach.

A 5'11" guard from Georgetown University, O'Grady played professionally in the Basketball Association of America from 1946 to 1949. He competed for the Washington Capitols, St. Louis Bombers, and Providence Steamrollers and averaged 3.7 points per game.[1]

For three seasons from 1949 to 1952, O'Grady served as head coach of Georgetown University's men's basketball team, with an overall record of 35-36 and no post-season tournament appearances. He was elected to Georgetown's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1958.[2][3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Georgetown Hoyas (Independent) (1949–1952)
1949–50 Georgetown 12–12
1950–51 Georgetown 8–14
1951–52 Georgetown 15–10
Total: 35–36

      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