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Mackie, Bob


Bob Mackie was a student at the Municipal University of Omaha, class of 1955. He was the top basketball player for the OU Indians at the time, setting numerous school records, some of which still stand today.

Circa 1960-1961, he served as a men's physical education instructor and assistant basketball and baseball coach at OU. Beginning in 1961, he went to coach basketball for Ralston High School for 16 seasons, leading the team to the state championship in 1964.

He was inducted into the UNO Athletic Hall of Fame circa 1983.


Beideck, Steve. "Another Mackie Wants a Title."Omaha World-Herald. March 9, 2006.

Johnson, David M. "Top Ten Men's Basketball Players Of The Century."Gateway.December 10, 1999.

"OU Cage Assistant Returns to Ralston."Gateway. May 12, 1961.

"Six Doctors and 14 Masters Included in New Faculty List."Gateway.September 23, 1960.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

OU Basketball Warm-Up Uniform, circa 1955

 Item — Box: Basketball [2]
Scope and Contents An OU men’s basketball red warm-up jacket and pants, circa 1955.

University of Omaha vs. Creighton University Men's Basketball Game, February 24, 1955

 File — Reel: 1-3, cassette: 1-2
Scope and Contents The OU vs. Creighton University men’s basketball game on February 24, 1955, was the first time the OU team defeated cross-town rival Creighton. The original film and reproductions made in the 1980s and 2015 are included.