Maury John

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Maury John
Maury John.jpg
John from the 1973 Bomb
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1919-06-17)June 17, 1919
Died October 15, 1974(1974-10-15) (aged 55)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946–1958 Moberly Area CC
1958–1971 Drake
1971–1974 Iowa State
Head coaching record
Overall 243–156 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 MVC regular season (1969–1971)
Awards
MVC Coach of the Year (1964, 1968–1970)
USBWA Coach of the Year (1969)

Maurice E. John (June 17, 1919 – October 15, 1974) was an American college basketball coach at Drake University and Iowa State University. He led Drake University to the 1969 Final Four where they gave powerhouse UCLA a scare, eventually losing by three points, then winning the consolation game to claim third place. He became known for his "belly-button" defense.

John is a member of The Des Moines Sunday Register's Iowa Sports Hall of Fame.[1] He died of cancer on October 15, 1974 at the age of 55. John is also a member of the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame. During John's last season at Iowa State his only loss came to the hands of his former team, Drake, 61–60. His son is in fact named John E. John.

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Drake Bulldogs (Missouri Valley Conference) (1958–1971)
1958–59 Drake 9–15 4–10 6th
1959–60 Drake 11–14 4–10 7th
1960–61 Drake 19–7 7–5 T–3rd
1961–62 Drake 16–8 6–6 4th
1962–63 Drake 11–14 3–9 7th
1963–64 Drake 21–7 10–2 T–1st NIT Second Round
1964–65 Drake 13–12 6–8 6th
1965–66 Drake 15–10 6–8 T–6th
1966–67 Drake 9–16 4–10 T–7th
1967–68 Drake 18–8 9–7 T–4th
1968–69 Drake 26–5 13–3 T–1st NCAA University Division Third Place
1969–70 Drake 22–7 14–2 1st NCAA University Division Elite Eight
1970–71 Drake 21-8 9–5 T–1st NCAA University Division Elite Eight
Drake: 211–131 95–85
Iowa State Cyclones (Big Eight Conference) (1971–1974)
1971–72 Iowa State 12–14 5–9 6th
1972–73 Iowa State 16–10 7–7 5th
1973–74 Iowa State 4–1 N/A N/A
Iowa State: 32–25 12–16
Total: 243–156

      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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Rick (27 June 2005). "Maury John, Drake University, 1995". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2 December 2013.