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Charlie Hoag
Birth: Jul. 19, 1931
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 2012
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA

Olympic Gold Medalist. He achieved both national and international fame as a member of the 1952 NCAA Tournament-winning University of Kansas squad and as a contributor to the 1952 US Olympic Basketball Team which captured the gold medal. Born Charles Monroe Hoag, he moved with his family to Oak Park, Kansas at the age of ten and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School. During his high school years, he was a multi-sport athlete who excelled at football, basketball, baseball and track. He continued his athletic accomplishments at the University of Kansas under legendary Hall of Fame basketball coach Forrest "Phog" Allen and experienced a championship as a contributor to the 1952 Jayhawks' squad which captured the NCAA Title. Hoag added 9 points and 4 rebounds from off the bench during the contest. His national exposure earned him a place on the US Olympic Basketball Team. Along with his University of Kansas teammate Clyde Lovellette and "Phog" Allen who coached the squad, he received a gold medal when the United States defeated the Soviet Union during the 1952 Summer Games in Helsinki. He returned to Kansas in the fall and resumed his collegiate football career, however he suffered a serious knee injury during a game against Kansas State which ended his athletics. Hoag would be selected by the Cleveland Browns during the 26th round of the 1953 NFL Draft, but did not pursue a professional football career. He went onto work as an insurance broker. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Memorial Park Cemetery
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86519413
Charlie Hoag
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