Orson Kinney

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Orson Kinney
Personal information
Born(1894-12-17)December 17, 1894
Yonkers, New York
DiedJanuary 4, 1966(1966-01-04) (aged 71)
Dayton, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Career information
CollegeYale (1914–1918)
PositionForward
Career history
As coach:
1920–1921Fordham
1921–1922Yale
Career highlights and awards

Orson Alonzo Kinney (December 12, 1894 – January 4, 1966) was an American basketball player and coach known for his collegiate playing career at Yale University in the 1910s.[1] He led the Bulldogs to two Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League (EIBL) championships in 1914–15 and 1916–17 and led the league in scoring in 1915–16 and 1916–17.[1][2] As a junior in 1916–17 Kinney was named an All-American by the Helms Athletic Foundation.[2] Orson Kinney was also the younger brother of Gilmore Kinney, another Yale basketball star who was the collegiate national player of the year in 1906–07.[3]

Kinney became the head coach of two programs following graduation – Fordham University and Yale University.[4][5] While coaching Fordham he also played the Crescent Athletic Club.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Fordham Rams (Independent) (1920–1921)
1920–21 Fordham 15–9
Fordham: 15–9 (.625)
Yale Bulldogs (Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League) (1921–1922)
1921–22 Yale 6–21 1–9 6th
Yale: 6–21 (.222) 1–9 (.100)
Total: 21–30 (.412)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ivy League". All-Time Conference Teams. Hoopedia. 2010. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Ivy League Basketball All-Americans". Ivy League. 2015. Archived from the original on December 14, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Gilmore Kinney '07". p. 774. The Yale Alumni Weekly. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Orson Kinney Coaching Record". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Parrott, Harold (December 11, 1931). "Good Fives Not New to Indians or Crescent A.C." Brooklyn Daily Eagle. p. 34. Retrieved February 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.open access