Jack Friel

Jack Friel

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John B. "Jack" Friel (August 26, 1898 - December 12, 1995) was an American basketball coach who was the head coach of the Washington State University men's basketball team from 1928 to 1958. He holds the school record for victories by a men's basketball coach with 495, and led Washington State to the 1941 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament championship game. Born in Waterville, Washington, Friel attended Washington State beginning in 1916. In 1923, he graduated after serving as the men's basketball team captain and earning all-conference honors the previous year, Friel became the men's basketball coach at his alma mater in 1928, and his team posted a 9-14 record in his first season. Washington State increased its victory total each of the next three seasons, leading the nation with 22 wins in 1931-32. The Cougars won 20 games in 10 of Friel's 30 seasons as coach, and had a winning record 21 times during this stretch. The 1940-41 team was Friel's only one to make the NCAA Tournament.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135873091
  • 9786135873092