Ken Norton stared in football, basketball and baseball at Jamaica High School in Queens, New York.  Norton attended Long Island University where he was a standout basketball and baseball player.  Norton played professional bsketball on a limited basis for a half dozen seasons while coaching high school basketball in New York City.  In 1947, Norton suceeded legendary early pro basketball star Honey Russell as basketball coach at Manhattan College. In the early 1950’s college basketball was racked by a points shaving scandal.  It was one of Norton’s players at Manhattan, Junius Kellogg, who helped initiate the investigation that led to the uncovering of the scandal. Mr. Kellogg reported a bribe attempt to Norton and later helped trap the potential fixers during the 1950-51 season. In his 22 seasons as the Jaspers’ head coach, from 1946-1968, Norton’s teams had a 310-205 won-lost record. Norton’s teams appeared in two N.C.A.A. tournaments and six N.I.T.’s. After relinquishing his coaching duties with the basketball team, Mr. Norton, who also coached baseball and golf at Manhattan, stayed on as the school’s athletic director until his retirement in 1979.


KEN NORTON Height: 6:02 Weight: 200 College: LIU’37
Kenneth Anthony Norton Born: May 7, 1914 Died:  Jul 11, 1996 Hometown: New York, NY
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1933-34 L.I.U. (Frosh) College
1934-35 L.I.U. College
1935-36 L.I.U. College
1936-37 L.I.U. College
1936-37 New York Jewels ABL 1 1 0 2 2.0
1937-38 New York Jewels ABL 10 3 2 8 0.8
1937-38 Morris Park Caseys LIPL
1937-38 New York Hokoahs Indep
1938-39 Belmont Exides Indep
1939-40 James Barton Tabacco Road Tramps Indep
1940-41 Jamaica King Kullen LIPL
1941-42 Albany NYSL 5 10 3 23 4.6
1941-45 U.S.Army Military Service
Major League Totals 11 4 2 10 0.9
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