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John Head

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John Head

Class of 1999

  • Truly among the pioneer coaches of women’s basketball
  • Coached women’s basketball for 31 years, including 17 seasons at Nashville Business College (1952-1969)
  • Registered a 689-95 worksheet at NBC
  • Guided NBC to 11 AAU Championships, including eight consecutive national titles, and reached the AAU Finals 13 times altogether
  • Coached such notables as Nera White and Joan Crawford, who are also Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductees
  • Led the USA to a gold medal at the 1963 Pan American Games
  • Coached USA women’s teams to a pair of gold medals at the World Championships in 1953 and 1957