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Amory T. Gill

Amory Gill’s gracious and gentlemanly manner made him one of the best-liked coaches in the nation. In 36 seasons at Oregon State, “Slats” compiled a record of 599-392 coaching teams that both mirrored his disposition and captured five Pacific Coast Conference titles. He recorded 29 seasons with a winning record including eleven seasons where Oregon State won 20 or more games. His 1949 and 1963 teams placed fourth in the NCAA Tournament. As past president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Slats coached in the 1964 NABC All-Star Game. In 1924 Gill was a Helms Foundation First Team All-America at Oregon State and later served as the school’s director of athletics from 1964 to 1966. The coliseum on Oregon State's campus is named in Gill’s honor. Gill spent his entire life in Oregon playing high school basketball at Salem High earning all-state honors in basketball. 

Enshrined

1968

Born

May 01, 1901 Salem, OR

Died

April 05, 1966

College

Oregon State

Career Stats

5 PACIFIC COAST CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIPS
OREGON STATE, 1933, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1958
1964 OLYMPIC TRIALS COACH
8 FAR WEST CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIPS
2 NCAA 4th PLACE FINISHES
36 SEASONS AT
OREGON STATE
NAMED OREGON STATE'S
COLISEUM IN HIS HONOR