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Charlie Hoag

  • Birth 19 Jul 1931 Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 8 Mar 2012 Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 86519413

Olympic Gold Medalist. 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 US Olympic Basketball Team which captured the gold medal. 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 US Olympic Basketball Team. Along with his University of Kansas teammate Clyde Lovellette and "Phog" Allen who coached the squad, he received a gold medal when the United States defeated the Soviet Union during the 1952 Summer Games in Helsinki. 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 NFL 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 .