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Hartman, Jack (1925-1998) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Hartman, Jack (1925-1998)


Historical Note:

1925  Born in Dewey, Oklahoma

1943  Graduated from Webb City High, which consolidated with Shidler High School in the fall of 1943

1943-1944  Attended Oklahoma A & M, played basketball and football

1944-1946  Joined the U. S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre

1946-1947  Returned to Oklahoma A & M, played basketball and football (1 year)

1947  Attended Oklahoma A & M, played only football (2 years)

1950  Graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Education

1950  Played professional football for Saskatchewan in the Canadian Football League

1951  Coached football at Plainville High School in Plainville, Kansas

1952  Coached high school football and basketball in Shidler, Oklahoma

1953  Coached high school football in Wagoner, Oklahoma

1954  Earned MS degree from Oklahoma State University

1954  Coached basketball under Henry Iba at Oklahoma State University as a graduate assistant

1955-1962  Head coach for Coffeyville (Kansas) Junior College "Red Ravens" men's basketball team and assistant football coach for 3 years

1962  Led Coffeyville basketball team to the NJCAA National Championship with a 32-0 record

1962-1970  Head coach for Southern Illinois University "Salukis" men's basketball team

1967  Led SIU basketball team to the NIT Championship

1967  Sporting News Coach of the Year

1970-1986  Head coach for Kansas State University men's basketball team

1972  KSU won the Big Eight Conference Title

1973  KSU won the Big Eight Conference Title

1975  Big Eight Coach of the Year

1977  Big Eight Coach of the Year

1978  KSU won the Big Eight Conference Title

1978  Coached KSU team that defeated Russian Olympic basketball team

1981  Selected Coach of the Year by National Association of Basketball Coaches for the            1980-1981 season

1983  Led the United States to a gold medal as basketball coach for the Pan-American Games (Michael Jordan played on the team)

1984  Became president of National Association of Basketball Coaches

1986  Retired from coaching

1986  Inducted into the Southern Illinois University Hall of Fame

1990  Inducted into the Kansas State University Hall of Fame

1990  Inducted into the State of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

1991  Inducted into the Coffeyville Community College Basketball Hall of Fame

1996  Interim coach for Kansas State University women's basketball team

1998  Died






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