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Ed Jucker

Born: Jul 8, 1916

Death: Feb 2, 2002

Nationality: United States

Ed Jucker

Date of Birth : Jul 8, 1916
Date of Death : Feb 2, 2002

Edwin Louis "Ed" Jucker was an American college basketball player and coach in both the NBA and college basketball, leading the University of Cincinnati to back-to-back national titles in 1961 and 1962 and runner-up in 1963. Jucker was born in Norwood, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati as an undergraduate student and played on the school's basketball teams during the 1938, 1939, and 1940 seasons. He was the captain of the 1940 team. Also, while an undergraduate, Jucker became a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Jucker was a professional baseball prospect until he decided to start coaching instead of trying to make it into Major League Baseball. His coaching career began at Batavia High in Clermont County, Ohio, east of Cincinnati. Following service in the Navy during World War II, he joined the college coaching ranks as assistant basketball coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1946. Two years later, he became head basketball coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Jucker returned to the University of Cincinnati in 1953 as assistant basketball coach and baseball mentor.

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