Coach Phog Allen's Sports Stories For You and Youth, First Edition, Signed
Forrest C. 'Phog' Allen is considered the father of basketball coaching. Allen lettered in basketball with Coach (and basketball inventor) James Naismith at the University of Kansas Jayhawks. Phog later returned to the University where he coached for 38 seasons, helping guide the Jayhawks to 24 conference championships and 3 national titles. Phog went on to be instrumental in admission of basketball to the Olympics. The fieldhouse at the University of Kansas is named after him.
This title was previously in the library of Vic Housholder, who was an athlete at the University of Kansas and is listed on the 1914 Jayhawks Football Roster. Graduating in 1916, Housholder went to war as a member of Battery D, 129th Field Artillery. He became a close personal friend of (President) Harry Truman during this time and famously saved Truman's life during battle. Housholder's papers (approx. 1600 pages) involving Truman are located at the Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri.
Inscribed as follows:
June 1, 1966.
To a Great Jayhawker Athlete
"Vic" H. Housholder
Forrest C. Allen "Phog"
With Warmest Regards. FCA
additional notation suggests that Phog visited Housholder in Arizona, with a mention of Frank Snell (J.D. Kansas, 1924).
Coach "Phog" Allen's Sports Stories for You and Youth
Cartoon Drawings by Richard Bibler
Allen Press, Lawrence Kansas, 1947
First Edition, First Printing (noted)
Very good condition.
Some notation and underlining. A few dog-ears.
Missing dust jacket.