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Bob Armstrong
Born (1920-06-11)June 11, 1920
Cambridge, Ohio
Died November 22, 2009(2009-11-22) (aged 89)
Jacksonville, Florida
Nationality American

Robert F. "Bob" Armstrong (June 11, 1920 – November 22, 2009)[1] was an American professional basketball player.[2] He played in the National Basketball League for the Youngstown Bears in just one game during the 1945–46 season but did not registered a single statistic.[2]

Armstrong was born in Cambridge, Ohio but was raised in Warren, Ohio.[1] He played college basketball at Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia from 1938 to 1942.[3][4] He was the sixth man in his freshman season of 1938–39 but then a starter his final three years.[4] He earned All-WVIAC honors twice (1941, 1942).[1] In 2008, he was inducted into Glenville State's Hall of Fame.[4] Armstrong graduated in 1942 and went on to earn a master's degree from Kent State University.[1]

Outside of Armstrong's one-game professional basketball career, he served the U.S. Army in World War II;[1] was a middle- and high-school teacher as well as a high school track, baseball, and basketball coach;[1] worked in insurance, and then owned a private business (TRW Title Insurance Co.) until his retirement in 1998.[1][4] Armstrong died at McGraw Hospice Center in Jacksonville, Florida on November 22, 2009 at age 89.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Robert F. Armstrong". Obituary. MeaningfulFunerals.net. November 2009. http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=463032&fh_id=10401. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bob Armstrong NBL stats". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/a/armstbo01n.html. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  3. "Bob Armstrong statistics". JustSportsStats.net. 2015. http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=armstbo02. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Bob Armstrong – Class of 2008". glenville.edu. Glenville State College. 2015. http://www.glenville.edu/athletics/hof.php?gyear=2008. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 

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