Bobby Cremins Inducted in 2007
Inducted in 2007
Robert "Bobby" Cremins attended All Hallows High School in the Bronx. Later he would attend the University of South Carolina where he played under coach Frank McGuire. Cremins started his coaching career in 1971 as an assistant coach at Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At age 27, Cremins became one of the youngest NCAA Division I head coaches in history when he took charge of the basketball team at Appalachian State University. In his first year at Appalachian, his team had a record of 13–14, but then they accumulated an 87–56 record over the next five seasons, with three Southern Conference regular season championships. The Mountaineers posted a 23–6 record and received an NCAA Tournament slot in 1979 after sweeping the Southern Conference regular season and tournament titles. He would coach 1981-2000 at Georgia Teach, and 2006-20012 College of Charleston. Championships NCAA Division I Regional – Final Four (1990), 3 ACC tournaments (1985, 1990, 1993), 2 ACC regular season (1985, 1996), SoCon tournament (1979), and 4 SoCon regular season (1978, 1979, 1981, 2011). Awards Naismith College Coach of the Year (1990), 3× ACC Coach of the Year (1983, 1985, 1996), and 4× SoCon Coach of the Year (1976, 1978, 1981, 2011).