Everett N. Case
(June 21, 1900 - April 30, 1966), nicknamed "Gray Fox", was a basketball coach most notable for his tenure at North Carolina State University
, from 1946 to 1964.
Born in Anderson, Indiana
, Case graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison
in 1923. He compiled a 726-75 record while coaching 23 years in high school basketball, including winning 4 Indiana
state championships while coaching in Frankfort, Indiana
(1925, 1929, 1936, 1939). Frankfort's Case Arena is named after him. Case is one of only five coaches to win at least 4 state titles in Indiana basketball (the others being Marion Crawley
, Glenn M. Curtis
, Jack Keefer
with 4 and Bill Green
Case enlisted in the U.S. Navy
in 1941. He was commissioned a senior-grade lieutenant
and reported to Annapolis
for a four-week training course. He then traveled to Chicago
for five weeks training before reporting to Naval Pre-flight school at St. Mary's College
, where he served as assistant athletic director and director of basketball. He also served as athletic director at the Alameda Naval Air Station.
In 1943, DePauw University
began a naval flight preparatory school. An abbreviated basketball schedule was used and Case, now a Lieutenant Commander
, became the Athletic Director of the program.
Upon leaving the Navy in 1946, Case assumed coaching duties at N.C. State. In 18 years, he compiled a 377-134 (.737) record—still the best in school history. He won nine straight... Read More