Blair Gullion was an All-Big Ten and All-American basketball player at Purdue University. He led the Big Ten in scoring in 1922. Gullion received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1924. Gullion had modest success as a professional player, but earned a living for over thirty years as a college basketball coach. From 1927 through 1935, Gullion was the director of physical education and athletics, and coached basketball and baseball at Earlham College in Indiana. From 1930 to 1935 his basketball teams won 57 games and lost 13. His 1933 basketball team went undefeated and his teams had a string of 24 consecutive victories. His next job was at University of Tennessee where he coached for the next three seasons (1935-38). Gullion was hired  to coach Cornell University for four seasons (1938-42), followed by two seasons at the University of Connecticut (1945-47.) Gullion’s final college coaching position was an eleven year stint (1947-59) at Washington University in Missouri.



BLAIR GULLION Height: 6:02 Weight: 150 College: Purdue’24
Burton Blair Gullion Born: Dec 22, 1901        Died:  Jan 30, 1959 Hometown: New Castle, In.
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1920-21 Purdue College
1921-22 Purdue College
1922-23 Purdue College
1923-24 Purdue College
1924-25 Huntington Legionaires Indep
1924-25 Richmond Cavaliers Indep
1925-26 Fort Wayne ABL 3 3 3 9 3.0
1925-26 Hartford City Indep
1926-27 Richmond All Stars Indep
1927-28 Richmond All Stars Indep
1928-29 Richmond All Stars Indep
1929-30 Dayton NPBL 15 43 26 112 7.5
Major League Totals 18 46 29 121 6.7



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