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Alma Mater: Kansas 
Hometown: Independence, MO
Date Born: November 18, 1885
Date Died: September 16, 1974
Overall Record: 746-264 [48 Seasons]
Namesake of: Allen Fieldhouse
[Coach of Future UK Coach Adolph Rupp]
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Obituary - Chicago Tribune (September 17, 1974)
Lawrence Kansas (AP) - Forrest (Phog) Allen, who produced many outstanding players during his 39 years as basketball coach a the University of Kansas, died Monday at his home in Lawrence. He was 88.
Some of Allen's foremost pupils included Clyde Lovellette, Dutch Lonborg, John Bunn, Ralph Miller, and Frosty Cox.
Among Allen's other major accomplishments was the recruitment of Wilt Chamberlain. Allen made a trip to Philadelphia to convince Chamberlain's parents that their 7-foot son should enroll at Kansas. Wilt joined the Kansas varsity just after Phog's retirement.
Allen helped found the National Basketball Coaches Association and headed the organization from 1927 thru 1929. He also was instrumental in starting the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament in 1939.
Allen was named coach of the year in 1950 and was elected to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1959.
ALLEN FIELDHOUSE, third largest on-campus playing arena in the nation from point of capacity, is named after Phog Allen. It seats about 17,000.
Allen as a player, scored 10 field goals and six free throws in 1906 in leading Kansas to a 60-14 victory over Emporia, Kansas, State Normal. These 26 points were the most ever made by a Kansas player in one game and remained a record until Howard Engleman scored 27 against Oklahoma in 1939.
Allen studied medicine, particularly how to guard against and relieve athletic injuries. When the university's mandatory retirement policy forced his retirement in 1956, Allen began to practice osteopathy.
HE CONTINUED his practice of medicine until late 1965 when arthritis in his knees made it painful for him to be on his feet for long periods of time. He repaired many famous athletes' injuries, including a shoulder of Johnny Mize, former major league baseball star.
Allen was born at Jamesport, MO, Nov. 18, 1885. He played his first basketball for Independence, Mo., High School.
During his career, Allen wrote three books entitled, "My Basketball Bible," "Better Basketball" and "Phog Allen's Sports Stories."
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, with Pastor Homer D. Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Rumsey Funeral Home.
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