Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Mike McGee

Mike McGee


  • Position: Guard
  • School: Duke
  • High School: Elizabeth City, NC (Elizabeth City HS)
  • Years: 1957-1959
  • Inducted: 1990
  • Place of Birth: Washington, DC
  • Date of Birth: Dec 01, 1938
  • Jersey Number: 68
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 230

Member Biography

Mike McGee was big and fast. He played guard for Duke, and he was the fastest man on the team. He was great in 1959 - named All-America by Time Magazine and the Football Writers Association, awarded the Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman, and voted Athlete of the Year in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He was elected captain of the College All-Stars for their annual game in Chicago. He also played in the Hula Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game. Then came three years as a pro with the St. Louis Cardinals. His career was ended by an injury. He worked as an assistant coach at Duke, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, then head coach at East Carolina 1970 and Duke 1971-1978. Meanwhile, McGee obtained his master's and doctor's degrees and moved into athletic administration. He was director of athletics at the University of Cincinnati 1979-1984 and in July, 1984, became director of athletics at the University of Southern California. He developed an all-sports program; in 1986-1987 Southern California had eleven teams which ranked in the top 10 nationally.