Everett Norris Case

Everett Norris Case

Birth
Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, USA
Death 30 Apr 1966 (aged 65)
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 17098339 · View Source
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Legendary basketball coach. Case is best remembered for his college coaching accomplishments at North Carolina State. He was a brilliant combination of coach, promoter and motivator. His dynamic personality gave him the ability to inspire his players as well as excite the crowds. Case is credited with starting the tradition of cutting down the nets after winning a tournament. He also was the first coach to use player introductions and the "noise-meter." A native of Anderson, Indiana, Case graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1923. He compiled a 726-75 record while coaching 23 years in high school basketball, including winning 4 Indiana state championships while coaching in Frankfort, Indiana (1925, 1929, 1936, 1939). Frankfort's Case Arena is named after him. Case is one of only five coaches to win at least 4 state titles in Indiana basketball. He became a naval officer uring the Second World War. After leaving the Navy in 1946, Case began his tenure at North Carolina State University, where he coached for 18 seasons, until 1964. During this time, his teams compiled a 376-133 record, won the last six Southern Conference titles and the first three Atlantic Coast Conference crowns, eventually winning four overall, and seven Dixie Classics. Case himself was aptly rewarded, earning three ACC Coach of the Year awards, in 1954, 1955 and 1958. Case's teams finished third in the 1947 NIT and third in the 1950 NCAA Tournament. Case was largely responsible for turning North Carolina into a "basketball state." Case persuaded the North Carolina State administration to build a 12,400-seat arena, instead of the 10,000-seat facility originally planned. The ACC's basketball tournament was largely Case's idea, with Reynolds Coliseum hosting the first 11 tournaments. Case stepped down early in the 1964-65 season due to inoperable cancer. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on May 3, 1982 and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1964. The main office building for NC State's department of athletics is named for him.


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  • Added: 20 Dec 2006
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  • Warrick L. Barrett
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Everett Norris Case (21 Jun 1900–30 Apr 1966), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17098339, citing Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Warrick L. Barrett (contributor 395) .