Roy Danforth (born c. 1936) was the head basketball coach at Syracuse from 1968 to 1976. During his tenure, he compiled a 148-71 (.676) record. In his final four years as a coach, his teams went to the NCAA tournament, including an appearance in the Final Four in 1975. He was credited to rebuilding the Syracuse program, and gave the Orange a terrific home-court advantage. He played college basketball at Southern Mississippi. He scored over 1,000 points, and was a 75% career free-throw shooter.