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Johnny Orr
Biographical details
BornJune 10, 1927(1927-06-10)
Yale, Kansas
DiedDecember 31, 2013(2013-12-31) (aged 86)
Playing career
1944–1950University of Illinois
Beloit College
St. Louis Bombers
Waterloo Hawks
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950s–1994Dubuque Senior High School
University of Wisconsin (Assistant)
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Michigan (Assistant and Head)
Iowa State University
Head coaching record
Overall466–346 (.571)
Accomplishments and honors
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1974)
National Coach of the Year (1976)
100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament (2007)

John M. "Johnny" Orr (June 10, 1927 – December 31, 2013) was an American basketball player and coach. He was best known for as the head coach of men's basketball at the University of Michigan and at Iowa State University. He remains the coach with most wins in Iowa State history, with 218 wins and 200 losses.

Orr died from congestive heart failure at the age of 86.[1][2]


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