Lou Roney

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Lou Roney
Personal information
Born (1922-07-07)July 7, 1922
Powell, Wyoming
Died September 28, 2004(2004-09-28) (aged 82)
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High school Powell (Powell, Wyoming)
College Wyoming (1941–1943, 1946–1947)
Position Guard
Career highlights and awards

Lewis A. Roney (July 7, 1922 – September 28, 2004) was an American college basketball player. He was a starting guard for the Wyoming Cowboys' 1943 National Championship team and later a teacher and coach.

Roney, a 6'3 guard who grew up on a dairy farm in Powell, Wyoming, played for the Cowboys from 1941 to 1943, then returned to the Cowboys for the 1946–47 season after a stint in the United States Navy during World War II. Roney served in the Pacific for his World War II tour of duty.[1] During the Cowboys' championship year, coach Everett Shelton credited the insertion of the energetic Roney into the starting lineup as one of the keys to the team's success that year.[2]

After the close of his collegiate career, Roney became a teacher and coach in Laramie, Wyoming.[1] His son, Lew also played basketball at Wyoming in the 60s. Roney was inducted into the University of Wyoming athletics hall of fame as a member of the 1943 national championship team in 1993.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lewis A. Roney". Powell Tribune. January 3, 1946. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Shelton Elated Over Cowboys". kennysailorsjumpshot.com. 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011-12 Wyoming Cowboys media guide" (PDF). University of Wyoming Athletics. 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2012.