Johnny Orr Coach

John M. "Johnny" Orr (born June 10, 1927) is a retired American basketball player and coach, best known as the head coach of men's basketball at the University of Michigan and at Iowa State University. Orr was born in Yale, Kansas. He grew up in the central Illinois town of Taylorville during the Great Depression. Orr attended Taylorville High School under coach Dolph Stanley and in his senior year (1944) led the Tornadoes to a state championship and a 45–0 record, the first team to ever finish a season undefeated in the Illinois High School Association's history. In 2007, Orr was voted one of the "100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament," recognizing his superior performance in his appearance in the tournament. After high school Orr went to the University of Illinois and was the youngest freshman to compete in three sports. After joining the United States Navy for the end of World War II, Orr returned to the college game at Beloit College. This reunited him with his high school coach Dolph Stanley, who had came to Beloit College as athletic director, head basketball and football coach.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 10th, 1927
United States of America
Date of death
December 31st, 2013 at age of 86
Place of death
Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America


1. Beloit College Colleges/University

Beloit College is a private liberal arts college in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA. It is a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, and has an enrollment of roughly 1,300 undergraduate students. Beloit is the oldest continuously operated college in Wisconsin, and has the oldest building of any college northwest of Chicago in continuous academic use. Beloit gained national attention after its inclusion in Loren Pope's book, 40 Colleges That Change Lives, which identifies schools having two essential elements: "A familial sense of communal enterprise that gets students heavily involved in cooperative rather than competitive learning, and a faculty of scholars devoted to helping young people develop their powers, mentors who often become their valued friends".

Type Private school
2010. 99.8 mil. $
Institution colors
700 College St, 53511 - Beloit, Wisconsin
2010. 1,397
2009. 1,383
Acceptance rate
2012. 67.0 %
2010. 71.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 34.8 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Beloit College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1926., Actor
b. 1923., Actor
b. 1928., Journalist
b. 1931., Visual Artist
b. 1876., Cartoonist
b. 1858., Geologist
b. 1833., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1876., Baseball Outfielder

2. University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Colleges/University

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (U of I, University of Illinois, UIUC, or simply Illinois) is a large public research-intensive university in the US state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state, second to Illinois State University, and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The university is designated as a RU/VH Research University (very high research activities). The campus library system possesses the second-largest university library in the United States and the fifth-largest in the country overall.

Type Public university
2012. 1.16 bil. $
2010. 956 mil. $
Institution colors
610 East John Street, 300 Turner Student Services Building, 61820 - Champaign, Illinois
2012. 32,281
2010. 31,540
2009. 31,473
2012. 12,239
2010. 12,322
Acceptance rate
2012. 63.3 %
2011. 67.6 %
2010. 68.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 15.3 K $
2011. 13.8 K $
2010. 13.1 K $
2009. 12.1 K $
2008. 11.7 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign connected by profession and/or age

b. 1971., Coach
b. 1930., Actor
b. 1928., Physicist
b. 1926., Physicist
b. 1932., Architect
b. 1924., Electrical engineer
b. 1923., Architect
b. 1928., Politician

Military conflicts participated

World War II


September 1st, 1939


September 2nd, 1945

Wikipedia article

World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people, from more than 30 different countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres, it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history.


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