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1945-46 Coaches

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National Champion: Oklahoma State
Final Four: California, North Carolina, Ohio State and Oklahoma State

Consensus Player of the Year: Bob Kurland

Coaches

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ All stats are through the season in question
1945-46 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
Hank Crisp Alabama SEC 11 5 .688 1924 264 133 .665 264 133 .665
Rudy Lavik Arizona State BIAA 12 16 .429 1934 82 92 .471 126 113 .527
Fred Enke Arizona BIAA 25 5 .833 1926 297 141 .678 311 161 .659
Eugene Lambert Arkansas SWC 16 7 .696 1943 68 31 .687 1 1 68 31 .687 1 1
Stewart Holcomb Army Ind 9 6 .600 1946 9 6 .600 9 6 .600
Ralph Jordan Auburn SEC 7 9 .438 1934 95 75 .559 95 75 .559
BIll Henderson Baylor SWC 25 5 .833 Won Regional Semifinal 1942 42 28 .600 1 1 42 28 .600 1 1
Albert McClellan Boston College Ind 3 11 .214 1946 3 11 .214 110 41 .728
Russ Peterson Boston University Ind 12 2 .857 1946 12 2 .857 12 2 .857
Harold Anderson Bowling Green State Ind 27 5 .844 1943 91 18 .835 233 59 .798
Alfred Robertson Bradley Ind 11 12 .478 1921 263 177 .598 263 177 .598
Floyd Millet Brigham Young MSAC 12 13 .480 1942 58 37 .611 58 37 .611
Arthur Musicat Brooklyn Metro NY 8 9 .471 1937 71 67 .514 71 67 .514
Rip Engle Brown Ind 5 15 .250 1943 39 44 .470 39 44 .470
Woody Ludwig Bucknell MASCN 6 11 .353 1944 25 21 .543 25 21 .543
Tony Hinkle Butler Ind 12 8 .600 1927 231 122 .654 231 122 .654
Nibs Price California PCC 30 6 .833 Won Regional Final 1925 319 192 .624 1 1 319 192 .624 1 1
Arthur Powell Canisius Ind 8 11 .421 1945 20 22 .476 232 148 .611
Nelson Norgren Chicago Big Ten 6 14 .300 1922 131 297 .306 131 297 .306
Ray Farnham Cincinnati Ind 8 13 .381 1945 16 22 .421 16 22 .421
Jeep Clark Citadel Southern 7 11 .389 1946 7 11 .389 7 11 .389
Nat Holman City College of New York Metro NY 14 4 .778 1920 309 110 .737 309 110 .737
Rock Norman Clemson Southern 9 11 .450 1941 32 70 .314 149 161 .481
Karl Lawrence Colgate Ind 12 6 .667 1942 38 37 .507 38 37 .507
E.D. Taylor Colorado State MSAC 15 9 .625 1946 15 9 .625 15 9 .625
Frosty Cox Colorado MSAC 12 6 .667 Lost Regional Semifinal 1936 113 44 .720 3 3 113 44 .720 3 3
Paul Mooney Columbia Ivy 11 9 .550 1934 101 81 .555 101 81 .555
Blair Gullion Connecticut Yankee 11 6 .647 1946 11 6 .647 106 68 .609
Speed Wilson Cornell Ivy 12 5 .706 1943 40 36 .526 40 36 .526
Duce Belford Creighton MVC 9 10 .474 1946 9 10 .474 9 10 .474
Ozzie Cowles Dartmouth Ivy 13 3 .812 1937 147 47 .758 3 3 1 214 73 .746 3 3 1
Bo Shepard Davidson Southern 13 12 .520 1938 116 94 .552 142 94 .602
James Carter Dayton Ind 3 13 .188 1940 37 58 .389 37 58 .389
Kenneth Loeffler Denver MSAC 9 15 .375 1946 9 15 .375 70 97 .419
Ray Meyer DePaul Ind 19 5 .792 1943 81 17 .827 1 1 81 17 .827 1 1
Lloyd Brazil Detroit Mercy Ind 15 8 .652 1931 184 118 .609 184 118 .609
Vee Green Drake MVC 11 15 .423 1945 22 28 .440 22 28 .440
Gerry Gerard Duke Southern 21 6 .778 1943 67 34 .663 67 34 .663
Spurgeon Cherry Florida SEC 7 14 .333 1943 22 33 .400 22 33 .400
Frank Adams Fordham Metro NY 4 17 .190 1945 9 32 .220 9 32 .220
Lyles Alley Furman Southern 16 3 .842 1946 16 3 .842 16 3 .842
Otis Zahn George Washington Southern 7 8 .467 1943 24 14 .632 24 14 .632
Ken Engles Georgetown Ind 11 9 .550 1946 11 9 .550 11 9 .550
Dwight Keith Georgia Tech SEC 10 11 .476 1944 35 21 .625 35 21 .625
Elmer Lampe Georgia SEC 12 9 .571 1939 79 81 .494 79 81 .494
Henry Bream Gettysburg MASCN 11 6 .647 1946 11 6 .647 11 6 .647
Joe Hutton Hamline Ind 12 8 .600 1945 32 12 .727 32 12 .727
Wesley Bradshaw Hardin-Simmons BIAA 2 10 .167 1946 2 10 .167 2 10 .167
Floyd Stahl Harvard Ind 20 3 .870 Won Regional Semifinal 1944 24 28 .462 1 1 24 28 .462 1 1
Doggie Julian Holy Cross Ind 12 3 .800 1946 12 3 .800 141 74 .656
Babe Brown Idaho PCC 23 11 .676 1943 57 67 .460 57 67 .460
Douglas Mills Illinois Big Ten 14 7 .667 1937 137 60 .695 1 1 137 60 .695 1 1
Glenn Curtis Indiana State Ind 21 7 .750 1939 122 45 .731 122 45 .731
Harry Good Indiana Big Ten 18 3 .857 1944 35 29 .547 68 30 .694
Louis Menze Iowa State Big 6 8 8 .500 1929 159 139 .534 1 1 159 139 .534 1 1
Pops Harrison Iowa Big Ten 14 4 .778 1943 52 19 .732 52 19 .732
Fritz Knorr Kansas State Big 6 4 20 .167 1945 14 33 .298 14 33 .298
Phog Allen Kansas Big 6 19 2 .905 1908 443 135 .766 2 2 1 572 175 .766 2 2 1
William Satterlee Kent State Ind 10 10 .500 1945 13 21 .382 13 21 .382
Adolph Rupp Kentucky SEC 28 2 .933 1931 284 65 .814 2 2 284 65 .814 2 2
Joe Meehan La Salle Ind 9 14 .391 1945 20 22 .476 20 22 .476
William Anderson Lafayette MASCN 17 3 .850 1918 92 57 .617 92 57 .617
Leo Prendergast Lehigh MASCN 3 13 .188 1944 9 41 .180 9 41 .180
Clair Bee Long Island University Ind 14 9 .609 1932 268 50 .843 321 58 .847
Harry Rabenhorst Louisiana State SEC 18 3 .857 1926 199 137 .592 199 137 .592
Peck Hickman Louisville Ind 22 6 .786 1945 38 9 .809 38 9 .809
Thomas Haggerty Loyola (IL) Ind 23 4 .852 1946 23 4 .852 87 33 .725
Lefty Reitz Loyola (MD) Ind 18 8 .692 1938 109 70 .609 109 70 .609
Eck Allen Maine Yankee 10 4 .714 1946 10 4 .714 49 24 .671 1 1
Honey Russell Manhattan Metro NY 15 8 .652 1946 15 8 .652 116 40 .744
Bill Chandler Marquette Ind 11 7 .611 1931 153 125 .550 193 210 .479
Cam Henderson Marshall Ind 24 10 .706 1936 200 81 .712 200 81 .712
Burton Shipley Maryland Southern 9 12 .429 1924 239 208 .535 260 212 .551
Earl Brown Merchant Marine Academy Ind 5 10 .333 1946 5 10 .333 44 42 .512 1 1 1
Blue Foster Miami (OH) Ind 10 9 .526 1943 39 23 .629 39 23 .629
Benjamin VanAlstyne Michigan State Ind 12 9 .571 1927 199 131 .603 199 131 .603
Bennie Oosterbaan Michigan Big Ten 12 7 .632 1939 81 72 .529 81 72 .529
Dave McMillan Minnesota Big Ten 14 7 .667 1928 172 139 .553 172 139 .553
Dick Hitt Mississippi State SEC 5 14 .263 1940 58 58 .500 58 58 .500
Buster Poole Mississippi SEC 8 11 .421 1946 8 11 .421 8 11 .421
George Edwards Missouri Big 6 6 11 .353 1927 181 172 .513 1 1 181 172 .513 1 1
Brick Breeden Montana State Ind 17 10 .630 1936 149 99 .601 149 99 .601
Jiggs Dahlberg Montana Ind 13 16 .448 1938 94 112 .456 94 112 .456
Lee Coker Muhlenburg MASCN 23 5 .821 1946 23 5 .821 23 5 .821
John Wilson Navy Ind 12 3 .800 1927 206 94 .687 206 94 .687
L.F. Klein Nebraska Big 6 7 13 .350 1946 7 13 .350 7 13 .350
Jake Lawlor Nevada Ind 28 5 .848 1943 42 9 .824 42 9 .824
Henry Swasey New Hampshire Yankee 3 7 .300 1938 36 60 .375 36 60 .375
Bud Laabs New Mexico State BIAA 5 16 .238 1945 14 21 .400 14 21 .400
Woody Clements New Mexico BIAA 16 9 .640 1945 30 11 .732 30 11 .732
Howard Cann New York University Metro NY 19 3 .864 Lost Regional Semifinal 1924 273 123 .689 3 3 1 273 123 .689 3 3 1
Edward Flynn Niagara Ind 11 8 .579 1945 18 14 .562 18 14 .562
Leroy Jay North Carolina State Southern 6 12 .333 1943 28 45 .384 28 45 .384
Ben Carnevale North Carolina Southern 30 5 .857 Lost National Final 1945 52 11 .825 1 1 1 52 11 .825 1 1 1
Eugene Pare Northeastern Yankee 4 13 .235 1946 4 13 .235 4 13 .235
Frank Brickey Northern Arizona BIAA 12 8 .600 1941 43 41 .512 43 41 .512
Dutch Lonborg Northwestern Big Ten 15 5 .750 1928 208 148 .583 260 161 .615
Elmer Ripley Notre Dame Ind 17 4 .810 1946 17 4 .810 207 118 .637 1 1 1
Harold Olsen Ohio State Big Ten 16 5 .762 Lost Regional Final 1923 255 192 .570 4 4 1 288 211 .577 4 4 1
William Trautwein Ohio Ind 15 5 .750 1939 107 54 .665 107 54 .665
Hank Iba Oklahoma State MVC 31 2 .939 Won National Final 1935 252 69 .785 2 2 2 350 85 .805 2 2 2
Bruce Drake Oklahoma Big 6 11 10 .524 1939 97 75 .564 2 2 97 75 .564 2 2
Slats Gill Oregon State PCC 13 11 .542 1929 292 191 .605 292 191 .605
Howard Hobson Oregon PCC 16 17 .485 1936 194 115 .628 1 1 1 194 115 .628 1 1 1
John Lawther Penn State Ind 7 9 .438 1937 124 65 .656 1 1 276 96 .742 1 1
Robert Dougherty Pennsylvania Ivy 7 10 .412 1946 7 10 .412 7 10 .412
Doc Carlson Pittsburgh Ind 7 7 .500 1923 301 161 .652 1 1 301 161 .652 1 1
Wes Fesler Princeton Ivy 7 12 .368 1946 7 12 .368 67 108 .383
Melvin Taube Purdue Big Ten 3 4 .429 1946 3 4 .429 3 4 .429
Piggy Lambert Purdue Big Ten 7 7 .500 1917 371 152 .709 371 152 .709
Frank Keaney Rhode Island Yankee 21 3 .875 1921 367 115 .761 367 115 .761
Buster Brannon Rice SWC 10 11 .476 1939 85 37 .697 2 2 85 37 .697 2 2
Malcolm Pitt Richmond Southern 8 12 .400 1934 142 85 .626 142 85 .626
Donald White Rutgers Ind 13 7 .650 1946 13 7 .650 209 178 .540
Bill Ferguson Saint Joseph's Ind 9 11 .450 1929 211 133 .613 211 133 .613
John Flanigan Saint Louis MVC 13 11 .542 1946 13 11 .542 13 11 .542
Clarence Andersen Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 10 5 .667 1946 10 5 .667 10 5 .667
William Bussenius San Francisco Ind 9 12 .429 1946 9 12 .429 9 12 .429
Ray Pesco Santa Clara Ind 9 6 .600 1946 9 6 .600 9 6 .600
Dick Anderson South Carolina Southern 9 11 .450 1946 9 11 .450 9 11 .450
Sam Barry Southern California PCC 14 7 .667 1930 206 96 .682 1 1 268 150 .641 1 1
Whitey Baccus Southern Methodist SWC 7 16 .304 1939 41 63 .394 41 63 .394
Anselm Krieger St. Bonaventure Ind 12 3 .800 1945 15 10 .600 15 10 .600
Joseph Brennan St. Francis (NY) Metro NY 12 6 .667 1942 60 30 .667 60 30 .667
Joe Lapchick St. John's (NY) Metro NY 17 6 .739 1937 164 48 .774 164 48 .774
Everett Dean Stanford PCC 6 18 .250 1939 95 56 .629 1 1 1 303 153 .664 1 1 1
Lew Andreas Syracuse Ind 23 4 .852 1925 292 100 .745 292 100 .745
Josh Cody Temple Ind 12 7 .632 1943 53 34 .609 1 1 204 202 .502 1 1
Henry Kean Tennessee State Ind 26 2 .929 1946 26 2 .929 26 2 .929
John Mauer Tennessee SEC 14 4 .778 1939 110 35 .759 196 129 .603
Marty Karow Texas A&M SWC 9 14 .391 1942 17 30 .362 48 46 .511
Hub McQuillan Texas Christian SWC 13 11 .542 1942 62 62 .500 118 132 .472
Dale Waters Texas-El Paso BIAA 4 11 .267 1946 4 11 .267 4 11 .267
Polk Robison Texas Tech BIAA 15 10 .600 1943 43 53 .448 43 53 .448
Jack Gray Texas SWC 16 7 .696 1937 105 58 .644 1 1 105 58 .644 1 1
Rollie Boldt Toledo Ind 20 7 .741 1945 29 11 .725 29 11 .725
Clifford Wells Tulane SEC 15 7 .682 1946 15 7 .682 15 7 .682
Don Shields Tulsa MVC 6 12 .333 1946 6 12 .333 6 12 .333
Wilbur Johns UCLA PCC 8 16 .333 1940 63 100 .387 63 100 .387
Bebe Lee Utah State MSAC 7 12 .368 1946 7 12 .368 7 12 .368
Vadal Peterson Utah MSAC 12 8 .600 1928 263 154 .631 2 2 1 263 154 .631 2 2 1
Loren Ellis Valparaiso Ind 17 11 .607 1942 76 40 .655 76 40 .655
Gus Morrow Vanderbilt SEC 3 10 .231 1930 31 40 .437 31 40 .437
Alex Severence Villanova Ind 10 13 .435 1937 147 69 .681 1 1 147 69 .681 1 1
Jay McWilliams Virginia Military Institute Southern 1 10 .091 1946 1 10 .091 1 10 .091
George S. Gummy Proctor Virginia Tech Southern 11 8 .579 1932 25 25 .500 32 37 .464
Gus Tebell Virginia Ind 12 5 .706 1931 182 132 .580 261 167 .610
Murray Greason Wake Forest Southern 12 6 .667 1934 114 111 .507 1 1 114 111 .507 1 1
Harry Young Washington & Lee Southern 2 11 .154 1933 89 61 .593 95 72 .569
Bob Kinnan Washington (MO) MVC 10 17 .370 1941 38 48 .442 38 48 .442
Jack Friel Washington State PCC 16 13 .552 1929 330 186 .640 1 1 1 330 186 .640 1 1 1
Hec Edmundson Washington PCC 14 14 .500 1921 472 187 .716 1 1 492 196 .715 1 1
Gus Miller West Texas A&M BIAA 19 8 .704 1943 50 25 .667 50 25 .667
Lee Patton West Virginia Ind 24 3 .889 1946 24 3 .889 24 3 .889
E.A. Diddle Western Kentucky Ind 15 19 .441 1923 410 153 .728 1 1 410 153 .728 1 1
Herbert W. Buck Read Western Michigan Ind 15 7 .682 1922 317 146 .685 317 146 .685
Melvin Binford Wichita State MVC 14 9 .609 1943 40 22 .645 40 22 .645
Frosty Holt William & Mary Southern 10 10 .500 1946 10 10 .500 10 10 .500
Bud Foster Wisconsin Big Ten 4 17 .190 1935 131 117 .528 1 1 1 131 117 .528 1 1 1
Everett Shelton Wyoming MSAC 22 4 .846 1940 98 45 .685 2 2 1 98 45 .685 2 2 1
Ed Burns Xavier Ind 3 16 .158 1946 3 16 .158 3 16 .158
Red Rolfe Yale Ind 14 1 .933 1943 48 28 .632 48 28 .632