by Marcia Napier, Grain Valley Historical Society
Donald Faurot, American football and basketball player, coach, and college athletics administrator best known for his eight-decade association with the University of Missouri.
A native of Mountain Grove, Missouri, he is best known for inventing the split-T in football. But did you also know that Dr. Forest Allen who served as head basketball coach at the University of Kansas for 39 years is also a Missouri native. Forest "Fog" Allen hails from Jamesport, Missouri.