#55 Louie Orr
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6'8" 175 lbs Forward
HS: Withrow Cincinnati, OH
Born: 5/7/1958 Cincinnati, OH
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1976-77 Fr F 30 2 - 105 186 56.5%
72 96 75.0%
52 194 - - - - - 282 9.4 1.7 6.5
1977-78 So F 28 28 - 157 302 52.0%
43 59 72.9% 36 217 73 3 - - - 357 12.8 1.3 7.8
1978-79 Jr F 28 27 - 142 248 57.3%
85 117 72.6% 66 215 - - - - - 369 13.2 2.3 7.7
1979-80 Sr F 30 30 - 189 332 56.9%
101 119 84.9%
106 255 - - - - - 479 16.0 3.5 8.5
Career    
116
87
-
593
1068
55.5%
301
391
77.0%
260
881
+73
+3
-
-
-
1487
12.8
2.2
7.6

Louie Orr was a star player from Cincinnati, Ohio who was the first recruit of new head coach Jim Boeheim. A tall splinter of a player, Orr would combine with Roosevelt Bouie to form the Bouie 'N Louie show at Syracuse, an outstanding four year record of 100-18.

Orr was an intelligent player with a soft shot and a tremendous instinct for rebounding. Orr started his career as a solid free throw shooter and became an excellent one by time he graduated. He developed excellent passing skills, and possessed a good 15 foot jumper that could pull opposing defenses out from the basket. Orr was fantastic on the fast break, running the court with ease.

Orr was a valuable sixth man most of his freshman year, but started every game his last three years. He and Bouie formed a dynamic one-two punch, both able to score inside and rebound. The two players complimented each other well. The two led Syracuse to the Big East regular season championship in the conference's inaugural season in 1980.

Orr earned All-America honors his senior season, and was named first team Big East. He was the 28th pick of the 1980 draft, taken in the first round by the Indiana Pacers. He played two seasons with the Pacers, and then six more with the New York Knicks, with career high 12.7 ppg in the 1984-85 season. Orr would have a solid but unspectacular NBA career, playing in the playoffs four of his eight seasons.

NBA Career Statistics
Pos G Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3FG 3FGA 3Pct Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
Forward
569
13,353
2,125
4,539
46.8%
1,292
1,642
78.7%
3 36 8.3%
853
2,117
1,133
0
788
455
163
5,545
9.8
1.5
3.7

After his NBA career ended, Orr began his coaching career as an assistant at Xavier from 1991-1994, and then as an assistant at Providence College from 1994 to 1996.

In the 1996-97 season, Orr returned to Syracuse as an assistant coach for Boeheim. He would be an assistant at Syracuse for four years until the end of the 1999-2000 season.

Orr left Syracuse in 2000 to become the head coach of Siena College. There he lead Siena to a 20-11 record, and tied for the MAAC conference championship in his first year. A hot commodity, Orr then became the head coach of Seton Hall University. In the 2002-2003 season, he lead the Pirates to a 21-10 record, and earned Big East Coach of the Year honors, becoming the first person to earn both all conference honors as a player and as a coach.

Orr had a record of 80-69 at Seton Hall over five seasons, rebuilding their program and taking them to two NCAA berths, from 2002-2006. His overall coaching record is 91-64. He became the coach of Bowling Green starting in the 2007-08 season. He coached the Falcons to the Mid-American Conference championship his second season there, and was named the MAC Coach of the Year. His overall coaching record was 160-146.

Coaching Record
Season School
Wins
Losses
Pct
Notes
2000-01 Siena College
20
11
,645
MAAC Championship
2001-02 Seton Hall
12
18
.400
 
2002-03 Seton Hall
17
13
.567
NIT
2003-04 Seton Hall
21
10
.677
NCAA
2004-05 Seton Hall
12
16
.429
 
2005-06 Seton Hall
18
12
.600
NCAA
2007-08 Bowling Green
13
17
.433
 
2008-09 Bowling Green
19
14
.575
MAC Championship, NIT
2009-10 Bowling Green
14
16
.467
 
2010-11 Bowling Green
14
19
.424
 
Total  
160
146
.523
 

Orr was named a Vic Hanson Medal of Excellence winner in 1990 by Syracuse University. He was named to the Syracuse University All Century Team in 2000, and a Syracuse Letterwinner of Distinction in 2006.

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