Wilbur Johns

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Wilbur Johns (1960)

Wilbur Johns (December 8, 1903 – July 14, 1967) was a men's college basketball coach. He was the head coach of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) prior to John Wooden from 1939 to 1948, guiding them to a 93-120 record. He became the school's athletic director following his head coaching tenure. He is a 1985 inductee to the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. He died at his home at age 63 on July 14, 1967.[1]

Johns played four years basketball at UCLA, graduating in 1925.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UCLA (1939–1948)
1939–40 UCLA 8-17 3-9 4 (South)
1940–41 UCLA 6-20 2-10 4 (South)
1941–42 UCLA 5-18 2-10 4 (South)
1942–43 UCLA 14-7 4-4 2 (South)
1943–44 UCLA 10-10 3-3 2 (South)
1944–45 UCLA 12-12 3-1 1 (South)
1945–46 UCLA 8-16 5-7 3 (South)
1946–47 UCLA 18-7 9-3 1 (South)
1947–48 UCLA 12-13 3-9 3 (South)
UCLA: 93-120 34-56
Total: 93-120

      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

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Eugene Register-Guard - Google News Archive". News.google.com. 1967-07-16. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Wilbur Johns Will Retire From UCLA". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. February 9, 1963. p. 11. Retrieved March 30, 2011.