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Robert B. Spear (July 8, 1918 – October 26, 1995) was an American basketball coach. He served as the head basketball coach at United States Air Force Academy from the inception of the Air Force Falcons men's basketball program in 1956 until 1971. He was a graduate of DePauw University.[1][2]

Bob Spear
Bob Spear.jpg
Biographical details
Born(1918-07-08)July 8, 1918
Mansfield, Ohio
DiedOctober 26, 1995(1995-10-26) (aged 77)
Tucson, Arizona
Alma materDePauw
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1956–1971Air Force
Head coaching record
Overall177–175

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Air Force Falcons (NCAA University Division independent) (1956–1971)
1956–57 Air Force 11–10
1957–58 Air Force 17–6
1958–59 Air Force 14–9
1959–60 Air Force 12–10 NCAA University Division First Round
1960–61 Air Force 12–12
1961–62 Air Force 16–7 NCAA University Division First Round
1962–63 Air Force 10–12
1963–64 Air Force 11–12
1964–65 Air Force 9–14
1965–66 Air Force 14–12
1966–67 Air Force 6–18
1967–68 Air Force 10–14
1968–69 Air Force 11–13
1969–70 Air Force 12–12
1970–71 Air Force 12–14
Air Force: 177–175
Total: 177–175

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spear Is Chosen Air Force Coach; Former Basketball Aide at Annapolis Named to Post With Service Academy". The New York Times. January 8, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Archives : The Rocky Mountain News". Nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved January 22, 2012.