Lynn St. John

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Lynn St. John
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Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1876-11-18)November 18, 1876
Union City, Pennsylvania
Died September 30, 1950(1950-09-30) (aged 73)
Columbus, Ohio
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1902–1905 Wooster
1909–1911 Ohio Wesleyan
1902–1909 Wooster
1910–1912 Ohio Wesleyan
1911–1919 Ohio State
1910–1912 Ohio Wesleyan
1913–1928 Ohio State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1912–1947 Ohio State
Head coaching record
Overall 31–24–2 (football)
146–112 (basketball)
217–118–9 (baseball)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1962 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Lynn Wilbur "The Saint" St. John (November 18, 1876 – September 30, 1950) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. The Union City, Pennsylvania native was the head basketball coach at Ohio State University from 1911 to 1919, and served as the school's second athletic director, a position he held for 33 years. He also served on the NCAA Rules Committee along with James Naismith from 1912 to 1937). In 1956, Ohio State built a new basketball arena and named it St. John Arena after him. In 1962, he was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor.