Jack Francis Avina was an American college basketball coach, known for his career at head coach at the NCAA Division I University of Portland where he served for 17 seasons.Avina, a Mexican-American born in Madera, California, served in the United States Navy, then attended San Jose State University where he played basketball for two seasons. He first coached at the high school level in California, at Gridley High School and San Jose High School. He then moved to San Mateo Junior College for eight seasons from 1962 to 1970, compiling a record of 140–80. He then moved to the major college ranks to Portland. Avina coached the Pilots from 1970 to 1987, compiling a record of 222–243. He coached several of the school's top players, including National Basketball Association players Jose Slaughter and Darwin Cook. Avina retired in 1987 after a 14–14 campaign.Source: Wikipedia
Public university located in San Jose, California, United States
Private Catholic university in Portland, Oregon, USA
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