In Memorian: Arthur J, McAfee Jr., 1929-2018

Arthur J. McAfee Jr., the former director of athletics at Morehouse College in Atlanta, died on March 7 in Atlanta. He was 88 years old. In addition to his duties as director of athletics, McAfee was also the head basketball coach at the college from 1965 to 2000. During this period, he won 464 college basketball games.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, McAfee earned a bachelor’s degree at Wichita State University. Before joining the staff at Morehouse College, McAfee coached at Lane College in Tennessee, Mississippi Valley State University, Lincoln University in Missouri, and Bishop College in Texas.

In 2000, McAfee was elected president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He had to decline to accept the position when his wife became ill. In 2013, McAfee was inducted into the National Association of College Directors of Athletics.


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