A Chicagoan who served his basketball apprenticeship at Chicago's Carl Schurtz High and with Babe Didrickson's All-American prior to a brilliant career with Goodyear. Chuck's athletic background also includes professional baseball where he played with Louisville in the American Association. He joined the Wingfoots in 1937 and played for four years, including two National Basketball League championship squads. Later, he coached the Wingfoots before relinquishing the job to Hank Vaughn. All told, Bloedorn's association with Goodyear lasted 33 years as a player, coach, and manager as he became an authority on international basketball and served on the U.S. Olympic selection committee.