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John Baynes

John Baynes


At Rochester:

  • Varsity basketball for three seasons
  • Played for the 1941-42 16-0 quintet-first-ever undefeated team at Rochester
  • One of "The Four Bs" (Baldwin, Baroody, Baynes, Beall)
  • Leading scorer as a junior in 1942-43
  • Recipient of Alcott Neary Memorial Trophy as Most Improved Player
  • Co-captain of the 1946-47 team (following military service) with Dick Baroody
  • Named Second Team All-Upstate NY as chosen by United Press International
  • Recipient of Rufus Hedges Trophy as team MVP
  • Leading scorer (12.5 ppg.)
  • Set Palestra scoring record with 32 points vs. Clarkson
  • Earned a B.A. in History in 1947


  • Earned his M.A. in Education from Rochester in 1951
  • Head boys basketball coach at Clyde High School, 1947-55
  • Cumulative record of 117-34 with five Wayne County titles
  • Won Section V Class B title in 1951-52, Class A Championship in 1954-55
  • Moved to East Rochester High School in 1955
  • Coached football for three seasons
  • Coached basketball from 1958-71 (eight Monroe County titles, three Section V Class AA titles)
  • Also coached from 1974-77 with a cumulative record of 319-144 on scholastic level
  • Retired from East Rochester in 1981
  • Passed away on April 12, 1987