| Wins against Kentucky - 1 | Losses against Kentucky - 3 |
Alma Mater: Washington & Lee  (*)
Hometown: Irwin, PA
Date Born: April 22, 1902
Date Died: November 25, 1988
Overall Record: 234-104 [15 Seasons]
Namesake of: Cameron Indoor Stadium
|2/6/1932||Duke at Kentucky||W||37 - 30||-|
|2/28/1931||Kentucky vs. Duke||W||35 - 30||Southern Conference Tournament (at Atlanta, GA)|
|3/3/1930||Kentucky vs. Duke||L||32 - 37||Southern Conference Tournament (at Atlanta, GA)|
|1/30/1925||Washington & Lee at Kentucky||W||28 - 22||-|
Obituary - Asheville (NC) Citizen Times (November 26, 1988)
Ex-Duke Coach Cameron Dies
DURHAM - Eddie Cameron, one of the original founders of the Atlantic Coast Conference, as well as former Duke athletic director who also coached both football and basketball there, died at his home Friday at the age of 86.
Cameron, who joined the Duke staff in 1926, died at 6:22 p.m., according to school spokeswoman Jill Mixon.
From 1942 through 1945, Cameron coached the Blue Devil football team to a 25-11-1 record, including a victory over Alabama in the 1945 Sugar Bowl. His teams won three Southern Conference titles. Six of his players earned All-America honors.
Cameron, a native of Irwin, Pa., succeeded Wallace Wade, who left Duke to join the Army. Wade returned to the program in 1946.
He coached Duke basketball from 1929 through 1942 and gained considerable acclaim for his work, compiling a mark of 226-99. In his final season, he led the Blue Devils to a 22-2 record, the best record by percentage in school's history.
In all, Cameron coached the Blue Devils to four title in the Southern Conference and five second-place finishes. His teams produced 10 all-conference players and two All-Americas.
He served as athletic director from 1951 until his retirement in 1972.
The building in which Cameron coached basketball was named in his honor on Jan. 22, 1972. He conceived the building on the back of a matchbook cover when he was athletic director and head basketball coach in 1939.
Cameron was one of the original ACC founders when the league started operation in 1953 and was chairman of the ACC basketball committee for 19 years.
A graduate of Washington & Lee, Cameron stayed at the school as an economics instructor and a coach before entering his father's banking business.
In 1925, Cameron became head coach at Greenbrier Military Academy before moving on to Duke the next year as freshman football coach.
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