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Sturgeon Cromer

(Basketball, 1928-32)

"Sturg" played basketball and football while at NAU.  After graduating from ASTC, Sturg was a teacher/coach at Globe from 1932-40.  In 1935, he helped coach the first group of Arizona All Stars and was also the Flagstaff Schools Superintendent for 27 years, during which time he was instrumental in de-segregate the local school district.  One of Flagstaff's schools is even named for him.  Cromer was also a founding member and president of the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), which governs high school activities in the state today.

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