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.