Tony Hinkle

Tony Hinkle : Coach for All Seasons

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Tony Hinkle was the man who shaped Butler University's athletic tradition. He served the institution for nearly half a century as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator. A Hoosier legend, Hinkle worked from 1934 to 1970 as Butler's head coach of basketball, baseball, and football. But it was for basketball that he gained the most fame, creating the Hinkle System-a disciplined, high motion offense-which countless other coaches have emulated. Hinkle's 560 career wins rank him among the NCAA's all-time winningest basketball coaches and his 41 years of coaching service rank sixth on the NCAA's all-time list behind legendary greats such as Phog Allen of Kansas, Ed Diddle of Western Kentucky, and Ray Meyer of DePaul. Based on numerous interviews with Hinkle and his players and associates, Tony Hinkle: Coach for All Seasons is an absorbing account of the life of a remarkable figure in the world of more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 142.24 x 205.74 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 42 b&w illus.
  • 0253223334
  • 9780253223333

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"A faithful and warm portrait of an exceptional coach." - Indiana Magazine of History "Tony Hinkle may well be the most remarkable coach in American collegiate athletic history... Howard Caldwell has done every fan of college athletics a great service in providing this informative and readable biography." -Bob Knight "Why 'Tony' for Paul Daniel Hinkle? Why are football legends Stagg, Rockne and Crisler major figures in the life of this widely known basketball coach? Howard Caldwell knows why and tells why in taking this da Vinci of coaching through a lifetime that has been rewarding to Hinkle, to hundreds of his former players, and to sport." -Bob Hammelshow more

About Howard Caldwell

Howard Caldwell is a 1950 graduate of Butler University and a retired newscaster for WRTV-6 in Indianapolis. He is author of The Golden Age of Indianapolis Theaters (IUP, 2010).show more

Table of contents

FOREWORD BY BOB KNIGHTPREFACEACKNOWLEDGMENTS1. Finale with Overture2. Splinter Hall to Fairview3. Hoosier Roots and the Move North4. Undergraduate Days5. Launching of a Legend6. Coping, Courting, and Coaching7. Suspension, Reinstatement, and Promotion8. Early Football Years9. The Hinke System10. Home Life and Hoosier Hysteria11. Navy Years12. Bountiful Basketball and Buckshot13. Football's Destiny14. Pain and Disappointment15. Basketball's Lean and Plump Years16. Football and Fundamentals17. The Loss That Lingered18. Football Glory Years19. Basketball's Tourney Times20. The Late Seasons21. Last Teams and Farewell22. Transition and the New Life23. Tony in the NinetiesThe Hinkle StatisticsIndexshow more

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