Clarence Applegran

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Clarence Applegran
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College Illinois
Conference Big Ten
Sport Basketball
Position Forward (Basketball)
Guard (Football)
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Nationality American
Born (1893-11-06)November 6, 1893
Chicago, Illinois
Died May 6, 1960(1960-05-06) (aged 66)
Chicago, Illinois
  • All-American (football)

Clarence O. Applegran (November 6, 1893 – May 6, 1960) was an American basketball coach. He was the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team of the University of Kentucky in 1924–1925, and compiled a 13-8 record.

Applegran attended the University of Illinois and played football and basketball. During the 1919 season, Applegran earned All-American honors as a guard for the Fighting Illini football team.[1] He later played professional football for the Detroit Heralds for the 1920 season before beginning his coaching career.[2]

Applegran, who served in World Wars I and II and rose to the rank of colonel,[3] finished his career at South Shore High School in Chicago, Illinois. At the school, Applegran was known for a booming baritone voice that required no amplification during pep rallies held in the large auditorium.


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