| Overall UK Wins: 1 | Overall UK Losses: 1 | Win % 50 |
Date of Birth: September 12, 1888
Date of Death: August 31, 1959
Alma Mater: Pennsylvania
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|2/24/1922||Kentucky vs. Georgetown College||W||41 - 21||-||-||12||11||0||0||-||Referee - Lon Jourdet; Umpire - Dave Yates; Scorer- Stanley Sutton and Timer - Reynolds Tichenor|
|2/25/1922||Kentucky vs. Mercer||L||22 - 35||-||-||0||-||0||0||-||Referee - Lon Jourdet and Umpire - Stanley Sutton|
Obituary - Gettysburg (PA) Times (September 1, 1959)
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Lon Jourdet, who coached Penn to seven Ivy League Basketball titles, plunged to his death Monday from a third story window of a tuberculosis hospital. He was 70.
Jourdet had been admitted to the Samuel G. Dixon Tuberculosis Hospital 16 days ago. A state police report said he had a heart ailment induced by tuberculosis. Coroner J. D. Goshen issued a death by suicide.
Jourdet, a star player at Penn, took over the coaching reigns in 1914 and led the team to four Ivy League titles in six years. He returned in 1931 and remained head coach through the 1943 season, leading Penn to three more Ivy League titles.
In 1949, he was one of a group of 32 selected by the Helms Foundation to the college basketball Hall of Fame.
For the past 10 years Jourdet had worked at a state liquor store in Lancaster, Pa. He retired last June 19.
Born in Frenchtown, Pa., Jourdet was graduated from Dubous High School in 1908.