J. Maynard Street

Class of 1920: Football, Basketball, Tennis and Track & Field

A Northfield native, Maynard Street won eleven letters at Carleton- three each in football, basketball and track and two in tennis. He was the second man in Carleton history to win four letters in one year. He captained the football team in 1918 and the basketball team in 1919. At the close of the 1917-18 basketball season, he was named a guard on the All-State team. He was similarly honored the following year, but this time at the center position, and he was also named honorary captain of the mythical team. His competitive career was curtailed halfway through the 1919 football season when doctors discovered a heart murmur, and he was ordered to refrain from both football and basketball. As a senior, he coached the Northfield High School basketball team. A fine all-around athlete, "Bailey" Street pole-vaulted 11 feet, threw the shot and the javelin, then turned his attention to tennis, captaining the 1920 team.

Street coached football and basketball at Shattuck from 1920-23, winning three Midwest Private School championships. The next two years were spent as coach and athletic director at Kalamazoo College. He returned to Minnesota in 1925 to become athletic director, football, basketball and track coach at Pillsbury Academy in Owatonna, and in 1926, his basketball team won the first National Academy Tournament championship, played in Madison, Wisconsin.