| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 1 |
Alma Mater: Wisconsin 
Hometown: Anderson, IN
Date Born: June 21, 1900
Date Died: April 30, 1966
Overall Record: 377-134 [18 Seasons]
|3/19/1947||Kentucky vs. North Carolina State||W||60 - 42||NIT (at New York, NY)|
Obituary - Charleston (S.C.) News and Courier (May 1, 1966)
Everett Case Dies at 65
RALEIGH N.C. (AP) - Everett N. Case, an Indianan who built North Carolina State into a national basketball power, died Saturday of complications from a bleeding intestine. He was 65.
Case, known as the "Old Gray Fox," had entered Rex Hospital Thursday and underwent surgery Friday to remove an ulcer to stop massive internal bleeding.
Dr. Newton Pritchett, his physician, said death came at 7 p.m., EDT.
Case, plagued by illness for more than three years, stepped down as N.C. State Coach in December, 1964 just after starting his 19th season.
He was succeeded by Press Maravich, former Clemson head coach who was hired as an assistant at State with the idea he would succeed Case eventually.
Case, who came to State from Indiana in 1946, had suffered from myeloma, a disease of the bone. His gall bladder had been removed in 1964.
He broke a hip last spring. Last July, he was operated on to relieve pressure on his spinal cord. For several days, he was in critical condition but made a good recovery. However, he had been unable to walk.
Case, a bachelor who lived alone in a big house near the NC State Campus, told his doctor when advised of the necessity of the 1965 operation, "Go ahead, I've been in a lot of close ones."
Before coming to N.C. State he had been in the Navy four years, coaching several service teams and running up a 56-5 record. He began Navy service as a lieutenant and left as a commander.
When he arrived, N.C. State had finished a third successive losing season. He quickly changed that. Featuring a team of Indiana starts that came to be known as the "Hoosier Hotshots", his first State season resulted in a 26-5 record, the best in the school's history up to then.
In 18 full seasons his State teams won 378 games and lost 133. To that mark were added one victory and one loss in December, 1964 before he reluctantly retired.
Case had planned to make the 1964-65 season his final one before stepping aside in favor of Maravich.
Case had only three losing years here as he won 10 conference titles, first in the old Southern Conference, later in the Atlantic Coast. His Southern Conference teams won six straight championships.
In coaching 48 years in high school, military and collegiate ranks, Case won 1,161 games and lost 213.
He was a native of Anderson, Ind. He began his coaching career at the age of 18 at Connersville, Ind. High School In 1923 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He received a master's degree in education and physical education from the University of Southern California.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete.
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