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Alexander Severance

Alexander Severance

American basketball player-coach
Alexander Severance
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American basketball player-coach
Was Athlete Basketball player Sports coach Basketball coach
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 3 June 1905, New York City, USA
Death 1 April 1985, Lexington, USA (aged 79 years)
Star sign Gemini
Education
Temple University
Sports Teams
Villanova Wildcats
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Alexander G. Severance Sr. (June 3, 1905 – April 1, 1985) was an American basketball and baseball coach. Born in New York City, Severance graduated from Villanova University in 1929 and received his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1932. In addition to coaching basketball for Villanova, Severance was a professor of business law at the university.

Severance coached the Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team for 25 seasons (1936–1961), compiling a 413–201 (.673) record. Among his former players is Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Paul Arizin. Severance coached his team to the first Final Four of the NCAA Tournament in 1939. His teams also played in the NCAA Tournament in 1949 and 1955. Under his leadership, Villanova was selected for the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in 1959 and 1960.

Severance died on the morning of April 1, 1985, in Lexington, Kentucky, on the day Villanova won the 1985 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The championship game was played at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

Head coaching record

Basketball

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Villanova Wildcats (Independent)
1936–37 Villanova 15–8
1937–38 Villanova 25–5
1938–39 Villanova 20–5 NCAA Final Four
1939–40 Villanova 17–2
1940–41 Villanova 13–3
1941–42 Villanova 13–9
1942–43 Villanova 19–2
1943–44 Villanova 9–11
1944–45 Villanova 6–11
1945–46 Villanova 10–13
1946–47 Villanova 17–7
1947–48 Villanova 15–9
1948–49 Villanova 23–4 NCAA Elite Eight
1949–50 Villanova 25–4
1950–51 Villanova 25–7 NCAA First Round
1951–52 Villanova 19–8
1952–53 Villanova 19–8
1953–54 Villanova 20–11
1954–55 Villanova 18–10 NCAA Sweet 16
1955–56 Villanova 14–12
1956–57 Villanova 10–15
1957–58 Villanova 12–11
1958–59 Villanova 18–7 NIT First Round
1959–60 Villanova 20–6 NIT Quarterfinal
1960–61 Villanova 11–13
Villanova: 413–201 (.673)
Total: 413–201 (.673)
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 15 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://archive.org/details/centuryofphilade0000west
https://www.upi.com/Archives/1985/04/01/Alexander-G-Severance-Villanova-head-basketball-coach-for-a/4519481179600/
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