PLAYER PROFILE

JACK RAMSAY

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Jack Ramsay graduated  from Upper Darby High School in 1942 and then entered St.Joseph’s College in Philadelphia. His college career was interrupted by three years of service in the Navy during World War II. After graduation, Ramsay played professional basketball in the minor-league Eastern Basketball League for six seasons where he  was a consistent all-star and top-ten scorer. In 1955, Ramsay was hired as head basketball coach at Saint Joseph’s. In his 11 seasons as coach of the Hawks , he posted a 234-72 record and qualified for the  NCAA tournament seven times and made it to the Final Four in 1961. Ramsay became coach of the Philadelphia 76ers in 1968, joined the Buffalo Braves in 1972 and moved on to coach  Portland in 1976 where  he won an NBA championship in his first season It would be his  only  NBA title. Ramsay coached the Blazers for nine more seasons without another trip to the Finals. He spent the final three years of his NBA coaching career in Indiana, resigning from the Pacers in 1988 after the team started 0-7. Ramsay was 864-783 in his NBA career and in 1996 was honored as one of the league’s all-time top 10 coaches. After retiring from coaching,  he began and long and successful  career as a radio and television analyst of NBA Games.  He was inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992.

 

JACK RAMSAY Height: 6:01 Weight: 180 College: St.Joseph’s’49
John Travilla Ramsay Jr. Born:  Feb 21, 1925 Died:  Apr 28, 2014 Hometown: Upper Darby, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1943-46 Military Service
1944-45 Wilmington ABL 2 1 1 3 1.5
1945-46 san Diego Dons AAU
1946-49 St.Joseph’s(Pa) College
1949-50 Harrisburg EBL 25 134 68 336 13.4
1950-51 Harrisburg EBL 20 96 43 235 11.8
1951-52 Sunbury EBL 26 159 86 404 15.5
1952-53 Sunbury EBL 21 116 97 329 15.7
1953-54 Sunbury EBL 28 112 102 326 11.6
1954-55 Sunbury EBL 30 164 155 483 16.1
Major League Totals 2 1 1 3 1.5
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
49-50 Harrisburg EBL 6 33 23 89 14.8
51-52 Sunbury EBL 5 36 25 97 19.4
52-53 Sunbury EBL 3 20 6 46 15.3
53-54 Sunbury EBL 1 5 1 11 11.0
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