Athlete Baseball player Basketball coach Sports coach

Jack Murdock

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IntroAmerican basketball player-coach
Is Sports coach
Baseball player
Basketball coach
From United States of America
Type Sports
Birth1 January 1934
Age87 years


Jack Murdock (born 1934) was a head basketball coach at Wake Forest. In 1953, he led Hugh Morson High School to the North Carolina state basketball championship. He was also the MVP of the 1953 East-West Basketball All-Star Game. From 1954 to 1957, he played basketball at Wake Forest. In 1956, he was a second-team all-ACC selection, and in 1957, he was a first-team selection. He finished his collegiate career with 1,239 points, and 14.9 ppg. He averaged 85% free throws, and at one point converted an ACC record 39 straight.

He also played baseball during his freshman and senior seasons. In 1966, he was selected as the school’s basketball coach. He posted an 8-18 record during his only season. He is a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.