Forrest C. “Phog” Allen was a basketball legend in his incredible 39 years at the University of Kansas, winning 771 games. Phog was born in Jamestown, MO in 1885. Allen had a remarkable record in which all but the first 10 years of coaching were spent at the University of Kansas.
He won 31 conference titles, living up with leather lungs to his abbreviated “foghorn” that came out more glamoursly as “Phog”. Phog screamed loudest when he was forced to retire at the mandatory age of 70. He lived until 88, long after KU’s new field house had been named for him.