| Wins against Kentucky - 3 | Losses against Kentucky - 6 |
Alma Mater: Purdue 
Hometown: New Castle, IN
Date Born: December 22, 1901
Date Died: January 30, 1959
Overall Record: 313-211 [28 Seasons]
|2/7/1948||Kentucky vs. Washington (St. Louis)||W||69 - 39||(at Memphis, TN)|
|2/26/1938||Kentucky at Tennessee||W||29 - 26||-|
|1/22/1938||Tennessee at Kentucky||W||52 - 27||-|
|3/1/1937||Kentucky vs. Tennessee||W||39 - 25||SEC Tournament Championship (at Knoxville, TN)|
|2/13/1937||Kentucky at Tennessee||L||24 - 26||-|
|1/23/1937||Tennessee at Kentucky||W||43 - 26||-|
|2/29/1936||Kentucky vs. Tennessee||L||28 - 39||SEC Tournament (at Knoxville, TN)|
|2/15/1936||Kentucky at Tennessee||L||28 - 39||-|
|1/25/1936||Tennessee at Kentucky||W||40 - 31||-|
Obituary - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (January 31, 1959)
Blair Gullion's Death a Blow to Amateur Sports Followers
The collegiate athletic world today mourned the loss of Blair Burton Gullion, Washington University coach who died of a heart attack at his Clayton home last night. Gullion, 58, was the leader in establishing the university's strictly amateur athletic program.
Fifteen minutes after his collapse at his home, 620 Westwood Drive, he was pronounced dead at St. Louis County Hospital.
A former president of the Basketball Coaches Association, Gullion took charge of Washington's hardwood program in 1947 when the university de-emphasized sports and stressed an amateur athletic program. He was hired at the time Arthur H. Compton was chancellor.
One of college basketball's few 300-victory coaches, Gullion always stressed the guarding element in the game and his players were tutored in the art of ball handling until a good opportunity presented itself for a shot at the basket.
Was Star at Purdue
Gullion was a star player with Purdue in the 1920s and he coached at Earlham, Tennessee, Cornell and Connecticut before coming to Washington. At Tennessee he split even in eight meetings with Adolph Rupp's Kentucky's teams, one of few coaches to hold that distinction.
In 27 years of coaching, his record is 321 victories, 192 defeats. Gullion's Washington teams won 123 and lost 83 prior to this winter, despite the strict amateur program and schedules that included strong opponents from the Big Ten and other parts of the country.
Gullion is the author on three books on basketball: "Techniques and Tactics of Basketball Defense, 100 Drills for Teaching Basketball Fundamentals, and Basketball Offense Fundamentals Analyzed." He also was a member of the Helms College Hall of Fame.
He resigned as athletic director at Washington last March but retained his position as basketball coach and professor of physical education. A few years earlier he briefly gave up coaching because of illness but resumed those duties in the 1955-56 season.
His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Gullion, said that her husband sat down in a living room chair about 9:50 o'clock and complained of indigestion, then suddenly collapsed.
Son Is on Coaching Staff
Gullion's son, Bill Gullion, is an assistant coach of the Bears and is likely to be appointed interim coach for the last six games of the season. The team currently has a 7-9 record.
Many outstanding players were coached by the veteran Gullion, the more prominent in recent years including Bob Krieghauser and Jim Barton. - H.F.
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