Tommy O'Keefe

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Tommy O'Keefe
Personal information
Born (1928-06-03)June 3, 1928
Jersey City, New Jersey
Died October 18, 2015(2015-10-18) (aged 87)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school St. Peter's Preparatory
(Jersey City, New Jersey)
College Georgetown (1946–1950)
NBA draft 1950 / Round: 4 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Washington Capitols
Playing career 1950–1951
Position Guard
Career history
As player:
1950 Washington Capitols
1950–1951 Baltimore Bullets
As coach:
1960–1966 Georgetown
Career NBA statistics
Points 23 (3.8 ppg)
Rebounds 7 (1.2 rpg)
Assists 10 (1.7 apg)
Stats at

Thomas Vincent "Tommy" O'Keefe (June 3, 1928 – October 18, 2015) was an American professional basketball player.[1][2] O'Keefe was selected in the fourth round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Washington Capitols after a collegiate career at Georgetown University.[2] O'Keefe only played one season in the league, splitting his time with the Capitols and the Baltimore Bullets.[2]

O'Keefe returned to Georgetown as assistant coach of its basketball team from the 1956-57 season through the 1959-60 season, serving under head coach Tom Nolan. He then succeeded Nolan, and was Georgetown's head coach from the 1960–61 season through the 1965–66 season. A part-time head coach who remained active in business during his tenure, he compiled an overall record of 82–60 in six seasons before quitting the coaching profession in 1966 to focus entirely on business.[3][4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Georgetown Hoyas (Independent) (1960–1966)
1960–61 Georgetown 11–10
1961–62 Georgetown 14–9
1962–63 Georgetown 13–13
1963–64 Georgetown 15–10
1964–65 Georgetown 13–10
1965–66 Georgetown 16–8
Georgetown: 82–60
Total: 82–60

      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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