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John Hyder
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Born (1912-07-10)July 10, 1912
Lula, Georgia
Died February 9, 2003(2003-02-09) (aged 90)
Awards
  • Georgia Tech Hall of Fame (1980)

John T. "Whack" Hyder (July 10, 1912 – February 9, 2003)[1] was an American college basketball coach. He is the second winningest coach in Georgia Institute of Technology's history with 292 wins.[1] Hyder led the Yellow Jackets to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1960 where they advanced to the Elite Eight.[1][2] In 1971, Georgia Tech reached the National Invitation Tournament championship game.[2]

As a player, Hyder lettered in baseball, basketball, track, and cross country at Georgia Tech.[1] After graduating in 1937 he spent three years playing in the New York Yankees' minor league baseball system.[1][3] Hyde served in the United States Navy in World War II before returning to Georgia Tech as an assistant men's basketball coach in 1946.[1] In 1951, he was promoted to head coach where he remained until 1973.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Former Tech basketball coach Whack Hyder dies". Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Georgia Institute of Technology. February 17, 2003. http://www.whistle.gatech.edu/archives/03/feb/17/hyderobit.html. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Year Inducted:1980 / Category:Coach" (PDF). Georgia Tech Hall of Fame. Georgia Institute of Technology. http://gshf.org/pdf_files/inductees/coach/john_hyder.pdf. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  3. "John Hyder Minor League Stats". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hyder-001joh. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 

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