Joe Coons

Name
Joe Coons
Position
Center
Hometown (Last School)
Mount Sterling,
Seasons
1902-03, 1903-04, 1904-05
Birthday
January 1, 1880

Legal Name: Joseph Morrison Coons
Date of Death: 
July 26, 1909

Born in 1880 (exact date unknown).  Member of ’s first basketball team.  Played and ran track.  Held the school record in the 120 yard low hurdles and the 220 yard hurdles for a number of years.  Member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Tau Beta Pi, engineering honor society.  Graduated in 1905 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.  On June 30, 1908, married Grace Ogg in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.  Died of general tuberculosis a little over a year later at the age of 28.