Roy Clifford

Roy A. Clifford (June 14, 1900 – June 12, 1996)[1] was the 2nd head coach of the Cleveland Rebels.[2]

Roy Clifford
Personal information
Born(1900-06-14)June 14, 1900
Lansing, Michigan
DiedJune 12, 1996(1996-06-12) (aged 95)
Career history
As coach:
Case Western Reserve
1947Cleveland Rebels
Career highlights and awards
  • Case Western Hall of Fame (1991)

From 1929-1946 Clifford was the head basketball coach at Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) and was inducted into their hall of fame in 1981.[3]

During the 1946–47 BAA season, Clifford assumed the role as head coach of the Cleveland Rebels on February 12, 1947 after the resignation of Dutch Dehnert. Clifford led the team into the playoffs.[4] The franchise folded after just one season.


  1. ^ A Biographical Directory of Professional Basketball Coaches
  2. ^ "1946 Cleveland Rebels (1946–1946)". Archived from the original on 2012-06-07.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ "Spartan's Hall of Fame Members". Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  4. ^ "Coaching Record".CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)