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 Charlie Hoag

Charlie Hoag

Birth
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 8 Mar 2012 (aged 80)
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
Burial Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 86519413 · View Source
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Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete. He achieved both national and international fame as a member of the 1952 NCAA Tournament-winning University of Kansas squad and as a contributor to the 1952 United States Olympic Basketball Team, which captured the Gold Medal at the Summer Games in Helsinki, Finland . Born Charles Monroe Hoag, he moved with his family to Oak Park, Kansas at the age of ten and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School. During his high school years, he was a multi-sport athlete who excelled at football, basketball, baseball and track. He continued his athletic accomplishments at the University of Kansas under legendary Hall of Fame basketball coach Forrest "Phog" Allen and experienced a championship as a contributor to the 1952 Jayhawks' squad which captured the NCAA Title. Hoag added 9 points and 4 rebounds from off the bench during the contest. His national exposure earned him a place on the United States Olympic Basketball Team. Along with his University of Kansas teammate Clyde Lovellette and "Phog" Allen who was an assistant coach for the squad, he won a gold medal when the United States defeated the Soviet Union 36 to 25 in the Gold Medal Game. He returned to Kansas in the fall and resumed his collegiate football career, however he suffered a serious knee injury during a game against Kansas State which ended his athletics. Hoag would be selected by the Cleveland Browns during the 26th round of the 1953 National Football League Draft, but did not pursue a professional football career. He went onto work as an insurance broker.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 10 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86519413
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charlie Hoag (19 Jul 1931–8 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86519413, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .