Al Duer
Alva Duer.jpg
Duer from the 1948 “Promenade”
Biographical details
Born(1904-11-18)November 18, 1904
Sylvia, Kansas
DiedNovember 18, 1987(1987-11-18) (aged 83)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
TournamentsNCAA: 0–2
NAIA: 8–4
Accomplishments and honors
NAIA Runner-up (1945)
NAIA Final Four (1946)
NAIA Hall of Fame
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1982 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Alva O. Duer (November 18, 1904 – November 18, 1987) was a college basketball coach and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and United States Olympic Committee administrator and is a member of the NAIA and Basketball Halls of Fame. He went to Stafford High School in Stafford, Kansas and was captain of the basketball team all four years he attended. He graduated from high school in 1923.

He coached college basketball at Pepperdine College in Los Angeles, California from 1939 to 1948. During that time, he had a record of 176–102 (.633). He led Pepperdine to five postseason appearances (4 NAIB and 1 NCAA), he also led Pepperdine to the 1945 NAIB final. He died on his 83rd birthday in 1987.

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Pepperdine Waves (Independent) (1939–1948)
1939–40 Pepperdine 15–11
1940–41 Pepperdine 10–15
1941–42 Pepperdine 19–7 NAIA First Round
1942–43 Pepperdine 26–9 NAIA Quarterfinals
1943–44 Pepperdine 20–14 NCAA Elite Eight
1944–45 Pepperdine 24–13 NAIA Runner-up
1945–46 Pepperdine 26–9 NAIA Final Four
1946–47 Pepperdine 14–13
1947–48 Pepperdine 22–11
Pepperdine: 176–102 (.633)
Total: 176–102 (.633)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion