Clarence “Big House” Gaines​

Inducted: 1978
  • Born in Paducah, KY, 1923
  • Played football and basketball at Morgan State
  • Coached basketball at Winston-Salem State from 1947–1993
  • Became second coach to surpass 800 career victories in NCAA competition
  • Led team to the 1967 NCAA college-division national title, becoming the first historically black college to win a national basketball title
  • Captured 11 CIAA titles
  • Finished with an overall record of 828-443
  • Teams specialized in fast-paced tempo
  • Member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame
  • Died April 18, 2005