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Claire Cribbs

Born: Aug 13, 1912

Death: Sep 14, 1985

Birthplace: Irwin

Nationality: United States

Claire Cribbs

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1912
Date of Death : Sep 14, 1985
Birth Place : Irwin

Claire Linton Cribbs was an American basketball player and high school coach. He was a two-time All-American at the University of Pittsburgh and won over 400 games as a high school coach in the state of Ohio. Cribbs, a 6'0 guard from Jeannette High School in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, chose to attend the nearby University of Pittsburgh and play for Hall of Fame coach Doc Carlson. Cribbs led the Panthers to a 53–15 record in his three varsity seasons, winning the Eastern Intercollegiate Conference in 1933 and 1934 and tying for the championship with West Virginia in 1935. Cribbs was the star of these teams, garnering all-conference honors all three years and consensus All-American honors as a junior and senior. After graduating from Pitt, Cribbs briefly played baseball as a pitcher for the International League's Baltimore Orioles. He then became a teacher and coach at Warren Consolidated High School in Tiltonsville, Ohio, where he coached future baseball Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski. After a tour in the U. S. Navy during World War II, he became a history teacher and boy's basketball coach at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Ohio in 1949.

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