Ken Beagle

Ken Beagle

Basketball

Enshrined: 1992

Ken Beagle made a name for himself at Central High School in Syracuse both as an athlete and a coach. Beagle was a three-sport star at Central in the 1920s. After receiving all-city honors in basketball, football and baseball, Beagle accepted an athletic scholarship to Syracuse University to play basketball and baseball.

At SU, Beagle was a member of the national championship team in the 1929-30 season. The team, nicknamed the "Reindeer Five" for their quickness on the court, finished with an 18-2 record. He was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha honor society and he was named best all-around athlete at SU.

After a few coaching stints, Beagle landed back at Central in 1938 where he coached basketball and baseball. He won five city league championship teams at Central. In 1943, Beagle became the school’s athletic director until 1960.

Career highlights:

1923-1926: All-City and Central New York All-Star at Central High School, Syracuse in basketball, football and baseball

1926: Won Central High School Vic Hanson MVP Basketball Award winner; Played on City League championship team, received a basketball and baseball scholarship to Syracuse University

1929-1930: Member of SU’s "Reindeer Five" basketball team 18-2 record, National Champions. Voted Best All-Around Athlete at SU. Won coveted "Monks Head Award". Three year record at SU 45 wins, 10 losses.

1931: SU baseball and basketball teams; member of Phi Kappa Alpha honor society; Played on Post-Standard’s semi-pro baseball team, joined Scranton Miners pro team; Played basketball for Newark Elks

1931-1933: Played for Syracuse Shamrocks basketball team

1932-1936: Played baseball for Markson’s baseball team in Post-Standard league

1932-1933: Coached basketball at Cathedral High School

1933-1934: Coached at Sherwood High School

1934-1938: Coached at Warners High School

1938-1953: Coached at Central High. Won five City League titles, three Public High School playoffs; Central New York basketball and football official

1938-1969: Chairman of Central High School Business Education Department

1943-1960: Athletic Director, Central High School. Coached baseball for 24 years

1969: Retired from Central High School

 

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