1959 graduate of Connersville High School, he was a three-year letterwinner at Purdue University and was on Purdue’s coaching staff when they reached the 1969 NCAA national championship game…  high school coach at Centerville, Lafayette Central Catholic and DeKalb included leading LCC to a 1973 sectional championship, ending Lafayette Jeff’s state-record of 29 straight sectional titles…  was head coach of Ball State’s 1986 MAC champions and NCAA Tournament team…  men’s assistant at Ball State, Western Michigan, Minnesota and Tennessee… women’s assistant at Tennessee, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Michigan State and Duke, on the bench of three NCAA championship teams, in eight NCAA Final Fours, 24 NCAA tournaments and teams with .800 overall winning percentage…  is the only coach in college basketball history to coach in both the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s national championship games.

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