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Charles Graham "Charlie" Spoonhour

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
1. Charles Graham "Charlie" Spoonhour Marker
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Born June 23, 1939
Father to Jay & Stephen
Married Vicki Korner August 7, 1987
Died February 1, 2012

College basketball coach with 578-265 record including 373-202 in 19 NCAA seasons & directed his teams to 12 NCAA Division I postseason berths
1961 graduate of University of the Ozarks
Missouri State University assistant coach, 1969-1972
Coached Moberly Area Community College Basketball, 1972-1974 & finished No. 3 nationally in 1974
Head coach of Southeastern Iowa Community College, assistant at Oklahoma & Nebraska Missouri State University men's basketball coach, 1983-1992
Led Bears to 197-81 record, including 20-win seasons in his final seven seasons
Guided MSU to program's first seven NCAA D-I postseason berths 1986-1992, covering 5 NCAA tournaments & two National Invitation tournaments
This teams turned Hammons Student Center into "Spoon's Temple of Doom"
Led Bears to the 1986 NIT quarterfinals, beating Pittsburgh & Marquette before suffering a 54-53 loss to University of Florida
Steered MSU to its first NCAA D-I tournament in 1987, beating Clemson in
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first round before falling 67-63 to University of Kansas in second round
The 1987 Bears earned 28 victories - the most in program history
MSU won four Mid-Continent Conference regular-season titles, 1987 to 1990
Bears captured two Mid-Continent tournament championships, 1987 & 1989
Spoonhour guided Saint Louis University to 122-90 record from 1992 to 1999
Led SLU's Billikens to NCAA tournaments in 1994, 1995 & 1998
Received 1994 National Coach of the Year awards from U.S. Basketball Writers & ESPN/RCA Shepherded University of Nevada - Las Vegas from 2001 to 2004, earning two NIT berths
Served as an analyst on college basketball TV broadcasts
Inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1994

Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
December 2019

 
Erected 2019 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 2012.
 
Location. 37° 7.243′ N, 93° 13.019′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60. Marker is outside the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Catch (here, next to this marker); Gary R. Pinkel
Charles Graham "Charlie" Spoonhour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
3. Charles Graham "Charlie" Spoonhour Marker
Marker and bust are the first on the right of the pathway.
(here, next to this marker); Gene Verlon Bess (here, next to this marker); Cheryl Burnett (here, next to this marker); William L. (Bill) Rowe (here, next to this marker); Dr. Mary Jo Wynn (here, next to this marker); Jerry Hughes (here, next to this marker); Jon Thomas Sundvold (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  Charlie Spoonhour on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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