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On this Date 1923 - HOF Clarence "Bighouse" Gaines was Born

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Associate Director, 05/21/21, 5:00AM EDT

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Clarence “Bighouse” Gaines was born in Paducah, Kentucky

On this day in history in the NCSHOF, legendary basketball coach Clarence “Bighouse” Gaines was born in Paducah, Kentucky.  Gaines had an amazing run as head coach at Winston-Salem State University from 1946 to 1993, rolling up 828 career victories. He was inducted into the NCSHOF in 1978.