Thursday, September 14, 2017

Alan Sawyer

Alan Leigh Sawyer


Born:
January 1, 1928
Long Beach, CA

Died:
June 30, 2012
Sequim, WA


Career
1942-43 San Pedro High School - California (High School)
1943-44 San Pedro High School - California (High School)
1944-45 San Pedro High School - California (High School)
1945-46 UCLA (College)
1947-48 UCLA (College)
1948-49 UCLA (College)
1949-50 UCLA (College)
1950-51 Washington Capitols (NBA)
1951-52 UCLA (College) JV Head coach
1952-53 Whittier High School - California (High School) Head coach
1953-54 California High School - Whittier, CA (High School) Head coach
1954-55 California High School - Whittier, CA (High School) Head coach
1955-56 California High School - Whittier, CA (High School) Head coach
1956-57 California High School - Whittier, CA (High School) Head coach
1957-58 Orange Coast College - California (College) Head coach
1958-59 Orange Coast College - California (College) Head coach
1959-60 Orange Coast College - California (College) Head coach
1960-61 Orange Coast College - California (College) Head coach
1961-62 Orange Coast College - California (College) Head coach 
1962-63 Orange Coast College - California (College) Head coach
1963-64 Orange Coast College - California (College) Head coach 
1964-65 Orange Coast College - California (College) Head coach 
1965-66 Orange Coast College - California (College) Head coach  

After graduating from San Pedro HS, Sawyer went to UCLA for a year, but then spent almost two years in the army, stationed in the Far East. After his duty, we returned to UCLA, and then played with the Washington Capitols in 1950-51. He went on to teach in Whittier, California, and later at Orange Coast College. He also taught and coached in Japan for a couple years. He retired in 1996 and moved to Sequim, Washington, where he died in 2012.

He and his wife, Diane, had a daughter.

Source:
Orange Coast College
Orange Coast College News, April 7, 2005
Obituary, Peninsula Daily News, July 13, 2012

Stats:
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/sawyeal01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=sawyeal01

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