john b. mclendon

North Carolina College ~ 1941 CIAA Champion Basketball Team

The team was coached by John B. McLendon.

This was his first year as a head coach and he referred to his players as his “thousand dollar team” because he had declined a coaching offer of $1, 000 more from another college. The team repaid Coach John B. McLendon for his dedication by becoming North Carolina College first CIAA Basketball Champions.

The team’s conference record was 14 wins and 0 losses. The team’s overall record was 25 wins and 4 losses.