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Charles Graham Spoonhour (June 23, 1939 – February 1, 2012) was an American high school and college basketball coach. Spoonhour was born in Mulberry, Kansas, attended high school in Rogers, Arkansas, and received an education degree from the University of the Ozarks.[1] He spent seven seasons as a high school basketball coach, then fourteen seasons bouncing between Division I assistant coaching positions and junior college head coaching positions. This included a four-year stretch from 1969 to 1973 as an assistant coach on the staff of head coach Bill Thomas at then-Division II Missouri State.[2] Ten years later, Spoonhour was on the staff of Nebraska coach Moe Iba, when he was hired as the head coach of Missouri State for the 1983–84 season, a year after the Bears had moved up to Division I. He led the Bears to five NCAA Tournament appearances in a six-season stretch from 1987 to 1992. His best season was in 1986-87 when the Bears won the Mid-Continent Conference
Mid-Continent Conference
with a 13-1 mark and finished 28-6. Behind future NBA
NBA
point guard Winston Garland,[2] they made it to the second round of the 1987 NCAA Tournament as a #13-seed, beating 4th-seeded Clemson 65-60 before losing to 5th-seeded Kansas 67-63.[3] After the 1991-92 season, he went to Saint Louis University, where he led the Billikens to three NCAA tournament appearances in seven seasons. In 2001, he went to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he retired from coaching following the 2003-04 season. In 2010, he was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and placed on the recipient list for a lung transplant. He received the lung transplant at Duke University Medical Center in August 2010, and was said to be in good condition, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He spent the next six months recuperating at Duke. On February 1, 2012, Spoonhour died at the age of 72. On April 6, 2012, Spoonhour's son, Jay Spoonhour, was named the head men's basketball coach at Eastern Illinois University. Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason

Southwest Missouri State Bears (Association of Mid–Continent Universities/Mid–Continent Conference) (1983–1990)

1983–84 Southwest Missouri State 18–10 9–5 3rd

1984–85 Southwest Missouri State 17–13 8–6 4th

1985–86 Southwest Missouri State 24–8 10–4 2nd NIT Quarterfinal

1986–87 Southwest Missouri State 28–6 13–1 1st NCAA Second Round

1987–88 Southwest Missouri State 22–7 12–2 1st NCAA First Round

1988–89 Southwest Missouri State 21–10 10–2 1st NCAA First Round

1989–90 Southwest Missouri State 22–7 11–1 1st NCAA First Round

Southwest Missouri State Bears (Missouri Valley Conference) (1990–1992)

1990–91 Southwest Missouri State 22–12 11–5 2nd NIT First Round

1991–92 Southwest Missouri State 23–8 13–5 1st NCAA First Round

Southwest Missouri State: 197–81 97–31

Saint Louis Billikens (Great Midwest Conference) (1992–1995)

1992–93 Saint Louis 12–17 1–9 6th

1993–94 Saint Louis 23–6 8–4 T–2nd NCAA First Round

1994–95 Saint Louis 23–8 8–4 2nd NCAA Second Round

Saint Louis Billikens (Conference USA) (1995–1999)

1995–96 Saint Louis 16–14 4–10 3rd (Blue) NIT First Round

1996–97 Saint Louis 11–18 4–10 3rd (Blue)

1997–98 Saint Louis 22–11 11–5 3rd (American) NCAA Second Round

1998–99 Saint Louis 15–16 8–8 5th (American)

Saint Louis: 122–90 44–50

UNLV Rebels (Mountain West Conference) (2001–2004)

2001–02 UNLV 21–11 9–5 3rd NIT Second Round

2002–03 UNLV 21–11 8–6 T–3rd NIT First Round

2003–04 UNLV 12–9 4–6 5th

UNLV Rebels: 54–31 21–17

Total: 373–202

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

^ Eisenbath, Mike (January 5, 1997). "As Cincy Visits, Bills Still Groping". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  ^ a b Novak, Thad. "Mike Anderson to Arkansas: Top 10 Coaches Who Starred Where They Were Assistants". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 7 Nov 2011.  ^ 2010-11 Missouri State Men's Basketball
Basketball
Annual. Missouri State University. 2011. p. 158. 

External links[edit]

Charlie Spoonhour bio

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Missouri State Bears basketball
Missouri State Bears basketball
head coaches

W. A. Daggett (1908–1910) Corliss Buchanan (1910–1911) No team (1911–1913) Arthur W. Briggs (1913–1918) Paul Andrews (1918–1919) Arthur W. Briggs (1919–1923) Chester Barnard (1923–1924) Donald Holwerda (1924–1925) Andrew McDonald (1925–1943) No team (1943–1945) Andrew McDonald (1945–1950) Bob Vanatta
Bob Vanatta
(1950–1953) Edwin Matthews (1953–1964) Bill Thomas (1964–1980) Bob Cleeland (1980–1983) Charlie Spoonhour (1983–1992) Mark Bernsen (1992–1995) Steve Alford
Steve Alford
(1995–1999) Barry Hinson
Barry Hinson
(1999–2008) Cuonzo Martin (2008–2011) Paul Lusk (2011–2018) Dana Ford (2018– )

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Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball
Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball
head coaches

George Keogan (1915–1916) Armin Fischer (1916–1921) Stephen G. O'Rourke (1921–1922) Dan J. Savage (1922–1926) Squint Hunter (1926–1927) Harry Reget (1927–1928) Mike Nylkos (1928–1936) Ed Davidson (1936–1938) Jack Sterret (1938–1940) Bob Klenck (1940–1943) No team (1943–1944) Dukes Duford
Dukes Duford
(1944–1945) John Flannigan (1945–1947) Eddie Hickey
Eddie Hickey
(1947–1958) John E. Benington (1958–1965) Buddy Brehmer (1965–1969) Bob Polk
Bob Polk
(1969–1974) Randy Albrecht (1974–1977) Ron Coleman (1977–1978) Ron Ekker (1978–1982) Rich Grawer (1982–1992) Charlie Spoonhour (1992–1999) Lorenzo Romar
Lorenzo Romar
(1999–2002) Brad Soderberg (2002–2007) Rick Majerus
Rick Majerus
(2007–2012) Jim Crews
Jim Crews
(2012–2016) Travis Ford (2016– )

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UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball
UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball
head coaches

Michael Drakulich (1958–1963) Ed Gregory (1963–1965) Rolland Todd (1965–1970) John Bayer (1970–1973) Jerry Tarkanian (1973–1992) Rollie Massimino
Rollie Massimino
(1992–1994) Tim Grgurich (1994–1995) Howie Landa & Cleveland Edwards # (1995) Bill Bayno (1995–2000) Max Good # (2000–2001) Charlie Spoonhour (2001–2004) Lon Kruger (2004–2011) Dave Rice (2011–2016) Todd Simon # (2016) Marvin Menzies
Marvin Menzies
(2016– )

Pound sign (#) denotes interim head coach.

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Henry Iba Award
Henry Iba Award
winners

1959: Hickey 1960: Newell 1961: Taylor 1962: Taylor 1963: Jucker 1964: Wooden 1965: van Breda Kolff 1966: Rupp 1967: Wooden 1968: Lewis 1969: John 1970: Wooden 1971: Wooden 1972: Wooden 1973: Wooden 1974: Sloan 1975: Knight 1976: Orr 1977: Sutton 1978: Meyer 1979: D. Smith 1980: Meyer 1981: Miller 1982: Thompson 1983: Carnesecca 1984: Keady 1985: Carnesecca 1986: Versace 1987: Chaney 1988: Chaney 1989: Knight 1990: Williams 1991: Ayers 1992: Clark 1993: Fogler 1994: Spoonhour 1995: Sampson 1996: Keady 1997: Haskins 1998: Izzo 1999: Ellis 2000: Eustachy 2001: Skinner 2002: Howland 2003: T. Smith 2004: Martelli 2005: Weber 2006: Williams 2007: Bennett 2008: Davis 2009: Self 2010: Boeheim 2011: Brey 2012: Haith 2013: Larrañaga 2014: Marshall 2015: Bennett 2016: Mack 2017: Few 2

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