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Rex Frederick

Basketball Coach from United States of America

Rex Frederick (born December 16, 1936 in Hamilton, Alabama ) is a retired American collegiate basketball player and coach. He was a star athlete in high school and led Corner High School in Jefferson County to the Alabama state championship. He later attended Auburn and holds the record as all-time leading rebounder with 14.3 rebounds per game average and his 904 career rebounds currently ranks fifth on the Tigers' all-time rebounding chart. In 2006, He became only the third Tiger to have his jersey (#32) retired. He left Auburn as the all-time leading rebounder and ninth all-time leading scorer with 937 points and continues to hold the top two single-season records for most rebounds with 325 in 1957-1958 and 322 in 1956-1957. Frederick holds the Auburn single-game record for rebounds with 27 vs. SMU in 1957. In 1966 he joined the staff at the new state university, South Alabama and helped them organize and begin its basketball program in 1968. He served as head coach for two seasons. Frederick played collegiately at Auburn (1956–1959), helping the freshman team to an undefeated season. As a junior, he set single-season record with 325 rebounds and also set the single game  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1936-12-16
Nationality
United States of America

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Sports
Basketball

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