Clarence Gaines

Career Record:1941-1993
  • 1941–1945
  • 1946–1993
  • Morgan State
  • Winston-Salem State
  • 828–447

Clarence "Big House" Gaines, Sr. was an American college men's basketball coach with a 47-year coaching career at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Among his numerous honors for his achievements, he is one of the few African Americans to be inducted as a coach into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Before graduating and becoming a coach, he had an outstanding collegiate career as a football player for Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • NCAA Championship (1967)
  • CIAA Championship (1953, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1977)
  • NCAA Division II College Coach of the Year (1967)
  • CIAA Coach of the Year (1957, 1961, 1963, 1970, 1975, 1980)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame (1982)

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