University of Michigan Basketball

Ernie McCoy

1929,   Guard/Center

Ernie McCoy

As captain of Michigan's 1928-29 basketball team, Ernie McCoy led the Wolverines to their fourth Western Conference title and became Michigan's third All-American. In that season, coach George Veenker's squad went 13-3 overall and 10-2 in conference play to share the conference crown with Wisconsin. McCoy also played on the 1926-27 championship team.

McCoy was a three year letter-winner in basketball and earned two baseball letters. He was also on the football team but did not letter. He was awarded the Western Conference Medal of Honor for scholarship and athletics in 1929. McCoy completed a masters degree in physical education at Columbia University, then took a position as coach and athletic at Montclair, New Jersey high school and later at Montclair Teachers College. McCoy returned to Michigan in 1940 as an assistant football coach and assistant athletic director for Fritz Crisler. He was an assistant basketball coach in 1947-48 and took over as head coach the following season. He compiled 40-47 overall and 18-34 conference record over three seasons. McCoy later served as Athletic Director at Penn State and Miami University.

Career Statistics
Year GP FG FT Pts Avg
1927 1734 1280 4.7
1928 1729 16 74 4.3
1929 16 21 12 54 3.4
Totals5084 40208 4.2

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