Thursday, June 23, 2016

Death of Former NIU Basketball Coach Tom Jorgenson in 2013-- Part 2

During his tenure as head coach, Tom Jorgenson coached NIU Hall of Famers Jim Bradley, Bradley Smith, Billy Hanson and Jerry Zielinski.

From 19966 to 1973, "Jorgy" teams went 96-71.  He was an advicate of the wide-open offense.

As assistant coach at Michigan for six years, he won three consecutive Big Ten Championships 1963-1965 with Cazzie Russell.  There were back-to-back NCAA Final Fours in 1964 and 1965.  As a player, he was a 66 consecutive game starter. at Michigan.

More to Come.

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