| Wins against Kentucky - 1 | Losses against Kentucky - 0 |
Alma Mater: Brown 
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Date Born: July 21, 1891
Date Died: April 29, 1982
Overall Record: 301-226 [26 Seasons]
|1/26/1946||Kentucky vs. Notre Dame||L||47 - 56||(at Louisville, KY)|
Obituary - Central New Jersey Home News (April 30, 1982)
Basketball Great Elmer Ripley Dies
NEW YORK (AP) - Elmer Ripley, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, a coach with the Harlem Globetrotters and coach at several colleges, including Notre Dame and Army, died yesterday. He was 90.
A spokeswoman at Doctor's Hospital on Long Island said Ripley entered the hospital Wednesday night. His death was attributed to natural causes.
Ripley, born July 19, 1891, is one of three Hall of Famers older than the game of basketball, which was invented in December 1891. The others are Maurice Podoloff and Max Friedman.
Ripley was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Springfield, Mass., in 1972 for outstanding contributions to the game.
Ripley turned pro in 1909 after his graduation from high school. He played with several pro teams, in Brooklyn (N.Y.), Hoboken (N.J.), Wilkes-Barre (Pa.), Paterson (N.J.), Scranton (Pa.), Coatesville (Pa.), Albany (N.Y.), Elizabeth (N.J.), New York, Washington and Cleveland. He also was player-coach at Scranton and played for the Original Celtics in 1923.
Later, he coached collegiately for 26 years. In addition to Notre Dame and Army, he coached at Yale, Georgetown (D.C.), and Columbia.
After that he coached the Globetrotters for three years.
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