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Clarence Gaines

AKA Clarence E. Gaines

Born: 21-May-1923
Birthplace: Paducah, KY
Died: 18-Apr-2005
Location of death: Winston-Salem, NC
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Basketball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winston-Salem Head Coach, 1946-93

At time of retirement his win-loss record was a stunning 828-446.

Father: Lester Gaines
Mother: Olivia Bolen
Wife: Clara Berry (teacher, m. 1950, until his death, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Lisa Gaines McDonald
Son: Clarence Edward Gaines, Jr.

    High School: Lincoln High School, Paducah, KY (1941)
    University: BS Chemistry, Morgan State College (1945)
    University: MA Education, Columbia University (1950)
    Coach: Football Head Coach, Winston-Salem State University (1946-49)
    Coach: Head Coach, Winston-Salem State University (1946-93)

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Author of books:
They Call Me Big House (2004, memoir)


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