|Birth Day||November 6, 1861|
|Birth Place||Almonte, Canada|
|Age||158 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Nov 28, 1939 (age 78)|
Canadian educator, physician, and coach who became famous for inventing basketball in 1891. He founded the University of Kansas basketball team and authored the first basketball rulebook.
He studied physical education in Montreal before moving to the U.S. and working at the YMCA.
He played several Sports at McGill University, including lacrosse and soccer. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is named after him.
Although he's the only coach in Kansas University history with a losing record, he coached Phog Allen, who would go on to be a Hall of Fame coach.