Lynn St. John
|Lynn St. John|
|File:Lynn St. John.jpg|
|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
November 18, 1876|
Union City, Pennsylvania
September 30, 1950 (aged 73)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
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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