Calvin Irvin  1988

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Basketball coach at North Carolina A&T, 1954–1972. Multisport star at Orange (N.J.) High School and Morgan State College. All-CIAA running back and basketball captain at Morgan State. Played semipro basketball and Negro League baseball. Coached briefly at Johnson C. Smith and Winston-Salem Atkins before becoming head coach at A&T. Compiled 401-132 record. His teams captured 1958, 1959, 1962, 1964, and 1967 CIAA titles and 1972 MEAC crown. Third-place finish, 1959 and 1964 NAIA Tournaments. Athletic director at A&T, 1973–1980. Author of three books on basketball techniques. Member of CIAA Hall of Fame. Native of Orange, N.J. Brother Monte is member of Baseball Hall of Fame.