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Bernard Louis "Ben" Carnevale
Birth: Oct. 15, 1915
Raritan
Somerset County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 2008
Williamsburg
Williamsburg City
Virginia, USA

Hall of Fame College Basketball Head Coach. Carnevale graduated from Somerville High School in Somerville, New Jersey and then graduated from New York University where he was a member of the 1935 National Championship team. He played in the first National Invitational Tournament held in 1938 at Madison Square Garden, and after college played two years as a professional basketball player with the Jersey Reds. He afterwards began his coaching career at the high school level. He next became head coach at the University of North Carolina where he led the Tar Heels to the National Championship game in 1946 and compiled a record of 51-11 over two seasons. In 1947 Carnevale accepted the head coach position at the Naval Academy and led the program from 1947 to 1967. During his tenure at the Naval Academy he posted a record of 257-160 and made six post season tournaments. After leaving the Naval Academy he became the athletic director at New York University from 1966 to 1972 and at William and Mary from 1972 to 1992. He was also the chairman of the United States Olympic Committee from 1964 to 1968 and a committee member for twenty years as well as the president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Carnevale was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. During World War II he was a gunnery officer off the coast of Africa where his ship was torpedoed. He survived the engagement, but spent several days in a lifeboat before being rescued. He was awarded the Purple Heart for the injuries received as a result of the destruction of his ship. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 16, 2011
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