John Wilder Tasker
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HS: Dean Academy New Bedford, MA
Born: 6/25/1887 Richmond, ME
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1908-09 Jr F +6 +3 +3 -
- -
- - +6 0.0
Career    
+3
+3
+3
0
0.0
0
0
0.0
0
0
+6
0.0

John 'Task' Tasker played one year of basketball for Syracuse. Tasker was considered a good all-around athlete. He played two seasons of baseball at John W. TaskerSyracuse, lettering in 1909.

Tasker made a strong impression in practice his junior season, and earned a starting forward position.

He was in his senior year of Law School in 1911 when he signed a contract to play professional baseball for Johnstown of the Tri-State league.

Tasker, then more well known as J. Wilder Tasker, would go on to a collegiate coaching career in football, basketball and baseball. He would coach football for fourteen seasons at Connecticut, William & Mary and Rutgers compiling a 66-52-11 record, leading Rutgers to four conference titles in the Middle Three Conferene.

He would coach the William & Mary basketball team from 1923-1928 and compile a 50-39 record. He would compile a 88-108-4 record as a collegiate baseball coach.

Tasker passed away in 1974.

[Scoring in 1908-09 missing from 3 games, indicated by the +]

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