Historic Clemson Photos #33 - Hoke Sloan

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I'm pleased to present today's Historic Clemson Photo, submitted by long time TigerNet member Mintaka®.

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This photo is from the late-30s and shows Hoke Sloan (far left) and his tennis team. Hoke was the tennis coach at Clemson from 1919 till 1958. Up until 1940 he was never paid and worked as a volunteer, and would drive the team around in his own car.

Hoke Sloan also owned a men's clothing store in town, located next to Dan's (where the Subway restaurant is now). In addition, he was a huge fundraiser for IPTAY, by driving his car out to meet past alumni and persuading them to join.

Although Hoke Sloan grew up in Clemson, he was not a Clemson graduate, but rather an Auburn grad of 1917.

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