IBCA Hall of Fame

Johnny Orr

Name: John Orr

Year Inducted: 1973

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
Taylorville High School
Beloit College
Iowa State University
The University of Michigan

The University of Massachusetts


John Orr was an All State player at Taylorville.  He teamed with Ron Bontemps to lead Dolph Stanley’s undefeated team to the 1944 State Championship with a record of 45-0.  He was an All American player at Beloit College, leading them to national honors.  John has also made a successful career as a collegiate basketball coach where he was the head coach at the University of Michigan at the time of his induction in 1973.  In total, John spent 29 years as a Division I coach.  The energetic and charismatic Orr finished with a career record of 466-346 and 10 NCAA tournament appearances.  John Orr died at the age of 86 on December 31, 2013.