Tech Mourns Passing of Hall of Famer Umstead

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech Hall of Fame basketball player Carl “Teeter” Umstead, who suited up for the Yellow Jackets from 1950-52, passed away last Thursday at the age of 88.

Umstead, a 6-foot guard, was head coach John “Whack” Hyder’s first team captain in the 1951-52 season. Umstead was a starter that season, his senior year, and averaged 14.2 points per game. He is survived by his wife Mary, four children, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The memorial service for Umstead will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at 12:30 p.m. at A.S. Turner & Sons in Decatur, Ga. with a reception to follow. Condolences may be sent to the Umstead family at 2228 Spring Creek Road, Decatur, Ga. 30033.

Umstead was born Dec. 5, 1929 in Madisonville, Ky. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1952 and was a veteran of the Korean War, where he was a company commander in the artillery. After his Army duty, he worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, and later as an Industrial Products Fields Representative out of Wheeling, W.Va.

Read more about Umstead here.


Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team is beginning its third year under head coach Josh Pastner. Tech has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, won three ACC Championships (1985, 1990, 1993), played in the NCAA Tournament 16 times and played in two Final Fours (1990, 2004). Connect with Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball on social media by liking their Facebook Page, or following on Twitter (@GTMBB) and Instagram. For more information on Tech basketball, visit

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