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Clair Bee coached college basketball at several schools including Long Island University, leading the team to two undefeated seasons in 1936 and 1939, and winning the NIT Championship in 1939 and 1941. He holds the highest lifetime winning percentage in college basketball, 82.6%. Bee's other contributions to the game include the 1-3-1 zone; the 3 second rule; and the 24 second shot clock. Bee also authored a popular series of fictional books for children, "The Chip Hilton Series". He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1968.