George Ziegenfuss

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George Ziegenfuss (born September 26, 1917 in Centerville , Wisconsin , USA ; † December 2, 2007 in San Diego , California ) was a teacher and basketball coach for the men's team at San Diego State University between 1948 and 1969 .

As the son of a butcher, Ziegenfuss himself played basketball at Renton High and then at the University of Washington.

316 wins and 545 games under his direction have not been surpassed by any other coach. He resigned in 1969 because the SDSU was downgraded to a "Small College". George Ziegenfuss was inducted into the SDSU Hall of Fame in 1994 for his services .

George then lived with his wife Jean in a suburb of San Diego. His daughter Valerie Ziegenfuss , who worked as a tennis player in the 1970s, became known worldwide . a. won the US Open and their daughter Allison Bradshaw , who was also active as a professional tennis player. His son Fritz Ziegenfuss also played basketball actively under his father and then coached the Patrick Henry High basketball team for 27 years. George also had a daughter Lyn and a son Ken.

He died of a stroke at the age of 90, just as he was writing a poem for his granddaughter Allison Bradshaw for her 27th birthday.

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Individual evidence

  1. George Ziegenfuss in the US Social Security Death Directory (SSDI), accessed October 2, 2018
  2. San Diego Union Tribune - United States - December 5, 2007
  3. Seattle Times - United States - December 5, 2007
  4. ^ North County Times - Escondido, CA, USA - December 4, 2007