Lynn St. John

Lynn St. John
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1876-11-18)November 18, 1876
Union City, Pennsylvania
Died September 30, 1950(1950-09-30) (aged 73)
Columbus, Ohio
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
19021905 Wooster
19091911 Ohio Wesleyan
19021909 Wooster
19101912 Ohio Wesleyan
19111919 Ohio State
19101912 Ohio Wesleyan
19131928 Ohio State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
19121947 Ohio State
Head coaching record
Overall 31242 (football)
146112 (basketball)
2171189 (baseball)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1962 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Lynn Wilbur "The Saint" St. John (November 18, 1876 – September 30, 1950) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. The Union City, Pennsylvania native was the head basketball coach at Ohio State University from 1911 to 1919, and served as the school's second athletic director, a position he held for 33 years. He also served on the NCAA Rules Committee along with James Naismith from 1912 to 1937). In 1956, Ohio State built a new basketball arena and named it St. John Arena after him. In 1962, he was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor.


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