CLEMSON FOOTBALL

LOOK: Clemson Historic photo #30 'Hoke Sloan'


by - Assoc. Editor -

TigerNet will be posting several historic Clemson photos during this difficult time with no live sports.

Long-time TigerNet member Mintaka ® submitted many of the photos, and we appreciate him being part of the TigerNet family.

Check out this historical photo of Clemson legend Hoke Sloan in the late 1930s.

Mintaka's take: Sloan 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.

Feel free to share your thoughts that come to mind about our latest historical photo. Hopefully, everyone will enjoy looking back over the years at Clemson.

P.S. Please send any historic photos you would like to share to tony@tigernet.com.

Ultimate Level LogoUpgrade Your Account

Unlock premium boards and exclusive features (e.g. ad-free) by upgrading your account today.

Upgrade Now
Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Tennessee transfer announces Clemson commitment
Tennessee transfer announces Clemson commitment
Tigers pick up Michigan transfer
Tigers pick up Michigan transfer
WATCH: One Week in South Africa (Clemson football's PAW Journey trip)
WATCH: One Week in South Africa (Clemson football's PAW Journey trip)
Clemson football schedules regional FBS opponent for first time
Clemson football schedules regional FBS opponent for first time
Post your comments!