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 Systemoa disciplined, high motion offenseowhich 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

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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 146.1 x 215.6 x 23.1mm | 537.46g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 42 b&w photos
  • 0253312981
  • 9780253312983

Table of contents

Foreword by Bob Knight; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1. Finale with Overture; 2. Splinter Hall to Fairview; 3. Hoosier Roots and the Move North; 4. Undergraduate Days; 5. Launching of a Legend; 6. Coping, Courting, and Coaching; 7. Suspension, Reinstatement, and Promotion; 8. Early Football Years; 9. The Hinke System; 10. Home Life and Hoosier Hysteria; 11. Navy Years; 12. Bountiful Basketball and Buckshot; 13. FootballOs Destiny; 14. Pain and Disappointment; 15. BasketballOs Lean and Plump Years; 16. Football and Fundamentals; 17. The Loss That Lingered; 18. Football Glory Years; 19. BasketballOs Tourney Times; 20. The Late Seasons; 21. Last Teams and Farewell; 22. Transition and the New Life; 23. Tony in the Nineties; The Hinkle Statistics; Indexshow more

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"A faithful and warm portrait of an exceptional coach." o 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." oBob 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." oBob Hammelshow more

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