Dave Tobey was a prep star at DeWitt Clinton High School in New York City and then played college basketball at the Savage School in the City. After graduation from college, Tobey played semi-professional basketball in the metropolitan area for a half dozen seasons and appeared in three pro basketball  major league games.  Toby refereed professional basketball league games from 1918 to 1925 and officiated college games from 1926 through 1945.  As his fame as an official grew, Tobey  was chosen to referee almost every  important game in New York City in the 1930’s and 1940’s. In 1944, he authored a well-received book on basketball officiating. In addition to his officiating duties, Tobey won 367 games as a high school basketball coach and 345 games as a college basketball coach at Cooper Union College in Manhattan  and at the Savage School. Considered by many, to be the the greatest college referee in the first half of the twentieth century, Tobey was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame  in 1961.


DAVE TOBEY Height: 5:09 Weight: 145 College: Savage’19
David  Tobey Born:  May 1, 1898 Died Jan 25, 1988 Hometown: New York, NY
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1916-17 Savage College
1917-18 Savage College
1918-19 Savage College
1923-24 Philadelphia SPHAS PBL 2 0 0 1 .000 0 0.0
1925-26 New York Lou Gehrig All Stars Indep
1927-28 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 1 0 2 2 2.0
Major League Totals 3 0 2 2 0.7



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