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Ex-Jayhawk Harold England dies at 83

April 9, 2011


Former Kansas University basketball player Harold E. England, a longtime educator and coach at Altamont High School, died on Wednesday in Parsons. He was 83.

Born in Halstead, home of legendary Adolph Rupp, England was a four-year letterman from 1947-50 under head coach Phog Allen at KU.

In his senior season, the Jayhawks tied for first in the Big Seven Conference.

During World War II, he served in the United States Navy and, upon his honorable discharge, attended KU while majoring in physical education and secondary education. He later earned a master’s degree from Emporia State. England taught social studies and coached high school athletics in various locations.

In December 2010, England was inducted into the Halstead Athletic Hall of Fame and was also an inductee of the Kansas State High School Activities Association Hall of Fame.

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