Forrest Twogood

Forrest “Floyd” Twogood is best known as the head basketball coach at the University of Southern California for 16 seasons from 1950 to 1966. While attending the University of Iowa, Twogood played basketball and baseball before being signed by Branch Rickey’s St. Louis Cardinals. He played four seasons in the minors while spending his winters as the assistant basketball coach at USC from 1929 to 1936. After arm injuries, Twogood was led to Idaho to be the head coach from 1936 to 1941 and then to San Francisco for one season.

During World War II, Twogood served in the U.S. Navy. He returned to USC as an assistant coach and then was promoted to head coach. In his 22 seasons as a head coach, he compiled a 317-260 (.549) record. He had two conference championships and three NCAA tournament appearances.