Davey L. (Dave) Whitney

Born: January 8, 1930

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Year of Induction: 1991


College Career

Kentucky State (1948-1952)

• Lettered in four sports

• Basketball All-State twice

• All-National

• All-Midwest in basketball twice, baseball once


Basketball Coaching Career

Texas Southern (1964-1969)
Alcorn State (1969-1988, 1996-2002)

• Pittsburgh Courier All-American Coach (1956-1964)

• SWAC Championships (’73, ‘76, ’79, ‘80, ’81, ‘82, ’86, ‘85, ’86, ‘99, ’00)

• NCAA Tournament appearances (’80, ‘82, ’83, ‘84, ’99)

• NIT tournament appearances (’79, ‘85)

• SWAC Coach of the Year nine times

• Career College Coaching Record 542-334; Alcorn 487-280

• Coaches Selection Committee Olympics 1984 World Games VI


Did You Know?

Coach Whitney, the winningest basketball coach in Alcorn State history, coached the Braves to the first NCAA Tournament win ever by an historically black university with a 70-62 victory over South Alabama in 1980. Davey’s first love was baseball. He played shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro League.

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