John Dee (basketball)

John Francis Dee, Jr. (September 12, 1923 – April 24, 1999) was head basketball coach at the University of Alabama from 1953 to 1956[1] and the University of Notre Dame from 1964 to 1971.

Alabama Crimson Tide

Dee had a coaching record of 68-25 in his time at Alabama. In 1956, the Crimson Tide stunned Adolph Rupp's Kentucky Wildcats with a 101-77 win with a team nicknamed the "Rocket 8".[2] Jerry Harper was Dee's best player during his tenure at Alabama. The 1955-1956 team finished 21-3 overall and 14-0 in the SEC.


Dee Coached the Denver-Chicago Truckers of the AAU National Industrial Basketball League from 1956-1961.[3]

Notre Dame

During Dee's seven seasons at the helm of Notre Dame Basketball (1964-1971), he compiled a record of 116 wins and 80 losses. Dee led the Fighting Irish to four NCAA tournament appearances and one berth in the National Invitation Tournament. Dee culminated his coaching career at Notre Dame with four straight 20-win seasons, at the time the longest such streak in school history.[4]


Dee was also an attorney who, following his career coaching at Notre Dame returned to his practice in Denver where he concentrated in Oil and Gas transactions.


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John Dee (disambiguation)

John Dee (1527–c. 1608) was a Welsh mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, navigator, imperialist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I.

John Dee is also the name of:

John Dee (basketball) (1923–1999), Basketball coach

John Dee, the alter-ego of Dr. Destiny, the DC Comics villain and Sandman character

Johnny Dee, a Marvel Comics character, one of the Mutants

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Johnnie Dee, frontman for the 1980s Canadian hard rock/AOR band, Honeymoon Suite

John D. Loudermilk (1934–2016), known as John D., 1950s and 1960s American singer

John MacKenzie Dee, English rugby player for Hartlepool Rovers

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