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1943-44 Coaches

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National Champion: Utah
Final Four: Dartmouth, Iowa State, Ohio State and Utah

Consensus Player of the Year: Dale Hall

Coaches

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ All stats are through the season in question
1943-44 Season Career at Current School Career Overall
Coach School Conference W L W-L% AP Pre AP Post NCAA Tournament Since W L W-L% NCAA S16 FF W L W-L% NCAA S16 FF
Russell Beichly Akron Ind 10 5 .667 1943 28 8 .778 28 8 .778
Rudy Lavik Arizona State BIAA 12 2 .857 1934 65 67 .492 109 88 .553
Fred Enke Arizona BIAA 12 2 .857 1926 265 125 .679 279 145 .658
Eugene Lambert Arkansas SWC 16 8 .667 1943 35 15 .700 35 15 .700
Edward Kelleher Army Ind 15 0 1.000 1944 15 0 1.000 243 104 .700
Van Sweet Baylor SWC 6 12 .333 1944 6 12 .333 6 12 .333
Harold Anderson Bowling Green State Ind 22 4 .846 1943 40 9 .816 182 50 .784
Floyd Millet Brigham Young Ind 3 2 .600 1942 35 12 .745 35 12 .745
Venty Leib Brooklyn Ind 6 14 .300 1944 6 14 .300 6 14 .300
Rip Engle Brown Ind 10 14 .417 1943 19 25 .432 19 25 .432
Woody Ludwig Bucknell Ind 9 3 .750 1944 9 3 .750 9 3 .750
Nibs Price California PCC 7 3 .700 1925 282 178 .613 282 178 .613
Allie Seelbach Canisius Ind 15 6 .714 1934 104 83 .556 104 83 .556
John Long Catholic Ind 17 7 .708 Won Regional Semifinal 1944 17 7 .708 1 1 17 7 .708 1 1
Kyle Anderson Chicago Big Ten 1 19 .050 1943 1 40 .024 1 40 .024
Bob Ruess Cincinnati Ind 6 5 .545 1943 15 15 .500 15 15 .500
Ben Clemons Citadel Southern 2 3 .400 1942 4 17 .190 4 17 .190
Nat Holman City College of New York Ind 6 11 .353 1920 283 102 .735 283 102 .735
Rock Norman Clemson Southern 1 10 .091 1941 15 51 .227 132 142 .482
Karl Lawrence Colgate Ind 11 5 .688 1942 21 21 .500 21 21 .500
Elmer Ripley Columbia Ivy 7 9 .438 1944 7 9 .438 181 104 .635 1 1 1
Donald White Connecticut Ind 10 9 .526 1937 89 48 .650 191 160 .544
Speed Wilson Cornell Ivy 9 11 .450 1943 16 26 .381 16 26 .381
Earl Brown Dartmouth Ivy 19 2 .905 Lost National Final 1944 19 2 .905 1 1 1 39 32 .549 1 1 1
Bo Shepard Davidson Southern 16 7 .696 1938 94 73 .563 120 73 .622
Edmund Prince Delaware Ind 7 9 .438 1944 7 9 .438 7 9 .438
Red Armstrong Denison Ind 18 2 .900 1944 18 2 .900 18 2 .900
Art Quinlan Denver Ind 6 18 .250 1944 6 18 .250 6 18 .250
Ray Meyer DePaul Ind 22 4 .846 1943 41 9 .820 1 1 41 9 .820 1 1
Lloyd Brazil Detroit Mercy Ind 13 7 .650 1931 161 98 .622 161 98 .622
Bill Easton Drake MVC 7 13 .350 1944 7 13 .350 7 13 .350
Gerry Gerard Duke Southern 13 13 .500 1943 33 19 .635 33 19 .635
Dwight Keith Georgia Tech SEC 14 4 .778 1944 14 4 .778 14 4 .778
Elmer Lampe Georgia SEC 7 10 .412 1939 62 56 .525 62 56 .525
Charles Henry Gonzaga Ind 22 4 .846 1944 22 4 .846 22 4 .846
Floyd Stahl Harvard Ind 2 12 .143 1944 2 12 .143 2 12 .143
Hop Riopel Holy Cross Ind 6 8 .429 1943 7 13 .350 7 13 .350
Babe Brown Idaho PCC 7 16 .304 1943 21 36 .368 21 36 .368
Douglas Mills Illinois Big Ten 11 9 .550 1937 110 46 .705 1 1 110 46 .705 1 1
Glenn Curtis Indiana State Ind 17 4 .810 1939 83 32 .722 83 32 .722
Harry Good Indiana Big Ten 7 15 .318 1944 7 15 .318 40 16 .714
Louis Menze Iowa State Big 6 14 4 .778 Lost Regional Final 1929 140 126 .526 1 1 140 126 .526 1 1
Pops Harrison Iowa Big Ten 14 4 .778 1943 21 14 .600 21 14 .600
Cliff Rock Kansas State Big 6 7 15 .318 1944 7 15 .318 7 15 .318
Phog Allen Kansas Big 6 17 9 .654 1908 412 128 .763 2 2 1 541 168 .763 2 2 1
Adolph Rupp Kentucky SEC 19 2 .905 1931 234 59 .799 1 1 234 59 .799 1 1
Obie O'Brien La Salle Ind 8 8 .500 1942 33 29 .532 33 29 .532
A.R. Winters Lafayette Ind 7 3 .700 1943 14 9 .609 14 9 .609
Leo Prendergast Lehigh Ind 4 12 .250 1944 4 12 .250 4 12 .250
George Wolfe Long Island University Ind 12 3 .800 1944 12 3 .800 12 3 .800
Dale Morey Louisiana State SEC 10 15 .400 1943 28 19 .596 28 19 .596
Harold Church Louisville Ind 5 5 .500 1944 5 5 .500 5 5 .500
Walter Casey Louisville Ind 5 5 .500 1944 5 5 .500 5 5 .500
Tom Korn Loyola Marymount Ind 4 1 .800 1944 4 1 .800 4 1 .800
Lefty Reitz Loyola (MD) Ind 15 12 .556 1938 91 62 .595 91 62 .595
Samuel Sezak Maine Ind 4 6 .400 1943 13 12 .520 13 12 .520
Bill Chandler Marquette Ind 8 6 .571 1931 135 108 .556 175 193 .476
Cam Henderson Marshall Ind 15 7 .682 1936 159 62 .719 159 62 .719
Burton Shipley Maryland Southern 4 14 .222 1924 228 182 .556 249 186 .572
Blue Foster Miami (OH) Ind 10 2 .833 1943 21 7 .750 21 7 .750
Bennie Oosterbaan Michigan Big Ten 8 10 .444 1939 57 58 .496 57 58 .496
Carl Nordly Minnesota Big Ten 7 14 .333 1943 17 23 .425 17 23 .425
George Edwards Missouri Big 6 10 9 .526 Lost Regional Semifinal 1927 167 151 .525 1 1 167 151 .525 1 1
Jiggs Dahlberg Montana Ind 2 10 .167 1938 74 74 .500 74 74 .500
Doggie Julian Muhlenburg Ind 20 5 .800 1937 105 67 .610 105 67 .610
John Wilson Navy Ind 10 4 .714 1927 182 89 .672 182 89 .672
Adolph Lewandowski Nebraska Big 6 2 13 .133 1941 22 46 .324 79 108 .422
George White New Mexico BIAA 11 2 .846 1944 11 2 .846 11 2 .846
Howard Cann New York University Ind 7 7 .500 1924 240 113 .680 1 1 240 113 .680 1 1
Leroy Jay North Carolina State Southern 5 13 .278 1943 12 22 .353 12 22 .353
Bill Lange North Carolina Southern 17 10 .630 1940 85 41 .675 1 1 85 41 .675 1 1
Foxy Flumere Northeastern Ind 8 8 .500 1943 15 20 .429 15 20 .429
Frank Brickey Northern Arizona BIAA 2 0 1.000 1941 26 27 .491 26 27 .491
John Hancock Northern Colorado Ind 1 13 .071 1944 1 13 .071 1 13 .071
Dutch Lonborg Northwestern Big Ten 12 7 .632 1928 186 131 .585 238 144 .620
Moose Krause Notre Dame Ind 10 9 .526 1943 16 10 .615 27 24 .529
Harold Olsen Ohio State Big Ten 14 7 .667 Lost Regional Final 1923 224 182 .552 2 2 1 257 201 .561 2 2 1
William Trautwein Ohio Ind 9 7 .562 1939 81 41 .664 81 41 .664
Hank Iba Oklahoma State MVC 27 6 .818 1935 194 63 .755 292 79 .787
Bruce Drake Oklahoma Big 6 15 8 .652 1939 74 52 .587 2 2 74 52 .587 2 2
Slats Gill Oregon State PCC 8 16 .333 1929 259 172 .601 259 172 .601
Howard Hobson Oregon PCC 16 10 .615 1936 178 98 .645 1 1 1 178 98 .645 1 1 1
Chris Kjeldsen Pacific Ind 13 6 .684 1944 13 6 .684 13 6 .684
John Lawther Penn State Ind 8 7 .533 1937 107 49 .686 1 1 259 80 .764 1 1
Donald Kellett Pennsylvania Ivy 10 4 .714 1944 10 4 .714 10 4 .714
Al Duer Pepperdine Ind 20 14 .588 Won Regional Semifinal 1944 20 14 .588 1 1 20 14 .588 1 1
Doc Carlson Pittsburgh Ind 7 7 .500 1923 286 150 .656 1 1 286 150 .656 1 1
William Logan Princeton Ivy 6 12 .333 1944 6 12 .333 6 12 .333
Piggy Lambert Purdue Big Ten 11 10 .524 1917 355 134 .726 355 134 .726
Frank Keaney Rhode Island Ind 14 6 .700 1921 326 107 .753 326 107 .753
Joe Davis Rice SWC 15 5 .750 1943 32 14 .696 134 99 .575
Malcolm Pitt Richmond Southern 7 6 .538 1934 131 69 .655 131 69 .655
Frank Donlon Rider Ind 3 12 .200 1944 3 12 .200 3 12 .200
Louis Alexander Rochester (NY) Ind 11 4 .733 1943 23 6 .793 58 25 .699
Bill Ferguson Saint Joseph's Ind 18 7 .720 1929 190 111 .631 190 111 .631
James Phelan Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 5 5 .500 1944 5 5 .500 5 5 .500
James Needles San Francisco Ind 8 11 .421 1924 124 67 .649 124 67 .649
Henry Findlay South Carolina Southern 13 2 .867 1944 13 2 .867 13 2 .867
Ernest Holbrook Southern California PCC 6 4 .600 1943 29 9 .763 29 9 .763
Robert Murth Southern California PCC 2 8 .200 1944 2 8 .200 2 8 .200
James Stewart Southern Methodist SWC 8 9 .471 1943 18 17 .514 18 17 .514
Joseph Brennan St. Francis (NY) Ind 10 6 .625 1942 39 15 .722 39 15 .722
Joe Lapchick St. John's (NY) Ind 18 5 .783 1937 126 39 .764 126 39 .764
Josh Cody Temple Ind 14 9 .609 Lost Regional Semifinal 1943 25 20 .556 1 1 176 188 .484 1 1
Hooper Eblen Tennessee Tech Ind 3 13 .188 1944 3 13 .188 3 13 .188
Manning Smith Texas A&M SWC 2 15 .118 1943 13 26 .333 13 26 .333
Hub McQuillan Texas Christian SWC 9 12 .429 1942 40 31 .563 96 101 .487
Polk Robison Texas Tech BIAA 5 18 .217 1943 18 29 .383 18 29 .383
H.C. Gilstrap Texas SWC 14 11 .560 1943 33 18 .647 1 1 33 18 .647 1 1
Burl Friddle Toledo Ind 5 13 .278 1943 27 17 .614 27 17 .614
Vernon Haynes Tulane SEC 16 6 .727 1943 20 15 .571 20 15 .571
Woody West Tulsa MVC 5 3 .625 1944 5 3 .625 5 3 .625
Wilbur Johns UCLA PCC 10 10 .500 1940 43 72 .374 43 72 .374
Vadal Peterson Utah Ind 22 4 .846 Won National Final 1928 234 142 .622 1 1 1 234 142 .622 1 1 1
Loren Ellis Valparaiso Ind 17 8 .680 1942 38 26 .594 38 26 .594
Smokey Harper Vanderbilt SEC 12 3 .800 1944 12 3 .800 12 3 .800
Alex Severence Villanova Ind 9 11 .450 1937 131 45 .744 1 1 131 45 .744 1 1
Joseph Daher Virginia Military Institute Southern 0 14 .000 1944 0 14 .000 18 17 .514
Mac McEver Virginia Tech Southern 11 4 .733 1938 49 71 .408 49 71 .408
Gus Tebell Virginia Ind 11 8 .579 1931 157 123 .561 236 158 .599
Adam Sanders Washington & Jefferson Ind 11 6 .647 1941 53 22 .707 53 22 .707
Lawrence McCreary Washington (MO) MVC 12 5 .706 1944 12 5 .706 12 5 .706
Jack Friel Washington State PCC 8 19 .296 1929 291 160 .645 1 1 1 291 160 .645 1 1 1
Hec Edmundson Washington PCC 26 6 .812 1921 436 155 .738 1 1 456 164 .735 1 1
Harry Lothes West Virginia Ind 8 11 .421 1944 8 11 .421 8 11 .421
E.A. Diddle Western Kentucky Ind 13 9 .591 1923 378 124 .753 1 1 378 124 .753 1 1
Herbert W. Buck Read Western Michigan Ind 15 4 .789 1922 294 129 .695 294 129 .695
Rube McCray William & Mary Southern 10 11 .476 1944 10 11 .476 10 11 .476
Bud Foster Wisconsin Big Ten 12 9 .571 1935 117 89 .568 1 1 1 117 89 .568 1 1 1
Red Rolfe Yale Ind 14 6 .700 1943 20 23 .465 20 23 .465