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1948-49 Coaches

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National Champion: Kentucky
Final Four: Illinois, Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Oregon State

Consensus Player of the Year: Tony Lavelli

AP First #1: Saint Louis ▪ AP Final #1: Kentucky

Coaches

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ All stats are through the season in question
1948-49 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 16 6 .727 1943 80 25 .762 80 25 .762
Floyd Burdette Alabama SEC 13 12 .520 1947 44 30 .595 44 30 .595
Bill Kajikawa Arizona State BIAA 12 17 .414 1949 12 17 .414 12 17 .414
Fred Enke Arizona BIAA 17 11 .607 1926 354 165 .682 368 185 .665
Eugene Lambert Arkansas SWC 15 11 .577 Lost Regional Semifinal 1943 113 60 .653 2 2 113 60 .653 2 2
John Mauer Army Ind 7 10 .412 1948 15 19 .441 227 153 .597
Danny Doyle Auburn SEC 9 15 .375 1948 21 25 .457 21 25 .457
Ray Watts Baldwin-Wallace Ind 13 9 .591 1948 30 15 .667 30 15 .667
BIll Henderson Baylor SWC 14 10 .583 1942 91 57 .615 2 2 1 91 57 .615 2 2 1
Albert McClellan Boston College Ind 9 9 .500 1946 37 40 .481 144 70 .673
Charles Cummings Boston University Ind 6 12 .333 1949 6 12 .333 6 12 .333
Harold Anderson Bowling Green State Ind 24 7 .774 10 1943 170 38 .817 312 79 .798
Forddy Anderson Bradley MVC 27 8 .771 7 1949 27 8 .771 59 31 .656
Floyd Millet Brigham Young MSAC 21 13 .618 1942 104 77 .575 104 77 .575
Al Baggett Brooklyn Metro NY 8 14 .364 1948 18 24 .429 46 27 .630
Robert Morris Brown Ind 13 8 .619 1948 19 22 .463 19 22 .463
Jack Guy Bucknell MASCN 2 18 .100 1948 7 35 .167 7 35 .167
Tony Hinkle Butler MAC 18 5 .783 18 1927 279 141 .664 279 141 .664
Nibs Price California PCC 14 19 .424 1925 378 231 .621 1 1 378 231 .621 1 1
Joseph Niland Canisius WNY3 16 12 .571 1949 16 12 .571 16 12 .571
Mo Scarry Case Western Reserve MAC 9 15 .375 1948 23 25 .479 23 25 .479
John Wiethe Cincinnati MAC 23 5 .821 1947 57 21 .731 57 21 .731
Bernard O'Neil Citadel Southern 1 17 .056 1948 9 26 .257 9 26 .257
Nat Holman City College of New York Metro NY 17 8 .680 1920 361 127 .740 1 1 361 127 .740 1 1
Banks McFadden Clemson Southern 10 11 .476 1947 23 41 .359 23 41 .359
Karl Lawrence Colgate Ind 11 7 .611 1942 74 55 .574 74 55 .574
E.D. Taylor Colorado State MSAC 14 21 .400 1946 38 63 .376 38 63 .376
Frosty Cox Colorado Big 7 6 12 .333 1936 133 81 .621 3 3 133 81 .621 3 3
Gordon Ridings Columbia Ivy 14 6 .700 1947 49 14 .778 1 1 49 14 .778 1 1
Hugh Greer Connecticut Yankee 19 6 .760 1947 48 12 .800 48 12 .800
Royner Greene Cornell Ivy 11 15 .423 1947 41 32 .562 41 32 .562
Duce Belford Creighton Ind 9 14 .391 1946 28 37 .431 28 37 .431
Elmer Lampe Dartmouth Ivy 15 11 .577 1947 36 38 .486 118 130 .476
Bo Shepard Davidson Southern 18 8 .692 1938 170 119 .588 196 119 .622
Tom Blackburn Dayton Ind 16 14 .533 1948 28 28 .500 28 28 .500
Ellison Ketchum Denver MSAC 6 9 .400 1941 63 60 .512 63 60 .512
Hoyt Brawner Denver MSAC 12 6 .667 1949 12 6 .667 12 6 .667
Ray Meyer DePaul Ind 16 9 .640 1943 135 43 .758 1 1 135 43 .758 1 1
Bob Calihan Detroit Mercy Ind 12 10 .545 1949 12 10 .545 12 10 .545
Jack McClelland Drake MVC 13 13 .500 1949 13 13 .500 13 13 .500
Gerry Gerard Duke Southern 13 9 .591 1943 116 63 .648 116 63 .648
Dudey Moore Duquesne Ind 17 5 .773 1949 17 5 .773 17 5 .773
Paul McBrayer Eastern Kentucky OVC 17 4 .810 1948 34 11 .756 34 11 .756
Arad McCutchan Evansville OVC 14 11 .560 1949 14 11 .560 14 11 .560
Sam McAllister Florida SEC 11 16 .407 1938 99 77 .562 123 95 .564
Frank Adams Fordham Metro NY 9 16 .360 1945 54 59 .478 54 59 .478
Lyles Alley Furman Southern 8 14 .364 1946 44 42 .512 44 42 .512
George Garber George Washington Southern 18 8 .692 1948 37 15 .712 37 15 .712
Elmer Ripley Georgetown Ind 9 15 .375 1928 133 82 .619 1 1 1 248 155 .615 1 1 1
Roy McArthur Georgia Tech SEC 11 13 .458 1947 35 40 .467 35 40 .467
Ralph Jordan Georgia SEC 17 13 .567 1947 37 26 .587 132 101 .567
Henry Bream Gettysburg MASCN 16 10 .615 1946 44 40 .524 44 40 .524
Joe Hutton Hamline Ind 28 3 .903 19 1945 110 23 .827 110 23 .827
Jack Martin Hardin-Simmons BIAA 13 15 .464 1949 13 15 .464 13 15 .464
William Barclay Harvard Ivy 3 20 .130 1947 24 49 .329 24 49 .329
Buster Sheary Holy Cross Ind 19 8 .704 1949 19 8 .704 19 8 .704
Charles Finley Idaho PCC 17 15 .531 1948 29 33 .468 39 46 .459
Harry Combes Illinois Big Ten 21 4 .840 4 Lost Regional Final 1948 36 9 .800 1 1 36 9 .800 1 1
Branch McCracken Indiana Big Ten 14 8 .636 1939 121 45 .729 1 1 1 121 45 .729 1 1 1
Clay Sutherland Iowa State Big 7 7 14 .333 1948 22 22 .500 22 22 .500
Pops Harrison Iowa Big Ten 10 10 .500 1943 89 40 .690 89 40 .690
Norbert Rascher John Carroll Ind 7 17 .292 1948 16 31 .340 16 31 .340
Jack Gardner Kansas State Big 7 13 11 .542 1940 69 61 .531 1 1 69 61 .531 1 1
Phog Allen Kansas Big 7 12 12 .500 1908 472 167 .739 2 2 1 601 207 .744 2 2 1
Adolph Rupp Kentucky SEC 32 2 .941 1 Won National Final 1931 386 73 .841 4 4 2 386 73 .841 4 4 2
Charles McGlone La Salle Ind 21 7 .750 1947 61 17 .782 61 17 .782
William Anderson Lafayette MASCN 20 9 .690 1918 139 82 .629 139 82 .629
Daniel Yarbo Lehigh MASCN 7 11 .389 1947 14 40 .259 14 40 .259
Clair Bee Long Island University Ind 18 12 .600 1932 320 71 .818 373 79 .825
Harry Rabenhorst Louisiana State SEC 15 10 .600 1926 239 169 .586 239 169 .586
Peck Hickman Louisville OVC 23 10 .697 1945 107 31 .775 107 31 .775
Thomas Haggerty Loyola (IL) Ind 25 6 .806 16 1946 94 28 .770 158 57 .735
Eck Allen Maine Yankee 4 14 .222 1946 34 33 .507 73 53 .579 1 1
Kenneth Norton Manhattan Metro NY 18 8 .692 1947 53 27 .662 53 27 .662
Bill Chandler Marquette Ind 8 13 .381 1931 179 167 .517 219 252 .465
Cam Henderson Marshall OVC 16 12 .571 1936 270 109 .712 270 109 .712
Flucie Stewart Maryland Southern 9 17 .346 1948 20 31 .392 34 51 .400
Lorin Ball Massachusetts Yankee 6 12 .333 1947 12 31 .279 12 31 .279
Hart Morris Miami (FL) Ind 19 8 .704 1949 19 8 .704 19 8 .704
Blue Foster Miami (OH) MAC 8 13 .381 1943 75 58 .564 75 58 .564
Benjamin VanAlstyne Michigan State Big Ten 9 12 .429 1927 231 163 .586 231 163 .586
Ernie McCoy Michigan Big Ten 15 6 .714 1949 15 6 .714 15 6 .714
Ozzie Cowles Minnesota Big Ten 18 3 .857 6 1949 18 3 .857 260 90 .743 4 4 1
Paul Gregory Mississippi State SEC 4 13 .235 1948 10 25 .286 10 25 .286
Jim Whatley Mississippi SEC 8 13 .381 1947 26 39 .400 26 39 .400
Sparky Stalcup Missouri Big 7 11 13 .458 1947 40 33 .548 40 33 .548
Jiggs Dahlberg Montana Ind 12 13 .480 1938 139 152 .478 139 152 .478
Ellis Johnson Morehead State OVC 14 9 .609 1949 14 9 .609 14 9 .609
Clyde Barker Muhlenburg MASCN 17 8 .680 1947 57 19 .750 57 19 .750
Harlan Hodges Murray State OVC 13 12 .520 1949 13 12 .520 13 12 .520
Ben Carnevale Navy Ind 12 9 .571 1947 38 19 .667 1 1 90 30 .750 2 2 1
Harry Good Nebraska Big 7 16 10 .615 1947 37 37 .500 105 67 .610
Ed Stanczyk New Hampshire Yankee 7 10 .412 1947 18 33 .353 18 33 .353
John Gunn New Mexico State BIAA 9 15 .375 1948 21 26 .447 21 26 .447
Woody Clements New Mexico BIAA 10 12 .455 1945 65 46 .586 65 46 .586
Howard Cann New York University Metro NY 12 8 .600 1924 319 144 .689 3 3 1 319 144 .689 3 3 1
Taps Gallagher Niagara WNY3 24 7 .774 1932 217 113 .658 217 113 .658
Everett Case North Carolina State Southern 25 8 .758 13 1947 80 16 .833 80 16 .833
Tom Scott North Carolina Southern 20 8 .714 1947 59 23 .720 59 23 .720
Nick Ragus Northern Arizona BIAA 11 10 .524 1948 24 18 .571 24 18 .571
Dutch Lonborg Northwestern Big Ten 5 16 .238 1928 226 191 .541 278 204 .574
Moose Krause Notre Dame Ind 17 7 .708 1943 70 28 .714 81 42 .659
Tippy Dye Ohio State Big Ten 14 7 .667 20 1947 31 30 .508 42 37 .532
William Trautwein Ohio MAC 6 16 .273 1939 136 90 .602 136 90 .602
Hank Iba Oklahoma State MVC 23 5 .821 2 Lost National Final 1935 326 86 .791 3 3 3 424 102 .806 3 3 3
Bruce Drake Oklahoma Big 7 14 10 .583 1939 148 101 .594 3 3 1 148 101 .594 3 3 1
Slats Gill Oregon State PCC 24 12 .667 Won Regional Final 1929 365 221 .623 2 2 365 221 .623 2 2
John Warren Oregon PCC 12 18 .400 1945 60 44 .577 1 1 60 44 .577 1 1
John Lawther Penn State Ind 7 10 .412 1937 150 93 .617 1 1 302 124 .709 1 1
Howard Dallmar Pennsylvania Ivy 15 8 .652 1949 15 8 .652 15 8 .652
Doc Carlson Pittsburgh Ind 12 13 .480 1923 331 195 .629 1 1 331 195 .629 1 1
Cappy Cappon Princeton Ivy 13 9 .591 1939 96 77 .555 174 134 .565
Lawrence Drew Providence Ind 7 19 .269 1949 7 19 .269 7 19 .269
Melvin Taube Purdue Big Ten 13 9 .591 1946 36 33 .522 36 33 .522
Robert Haire Rhode Island Yankee 16 6 .727 1949 16 6 .727 16 6 .727
Joe Davis Rice SWC 13 11 .542 1943 82 57 .590 184 142 .564
Malcolm Pitt Richmond Southern 8 15 .348 1934 175 123 .587 175 123 .587
Donald White Rutgers Mid-3 14 12 .538 1946 48 40 .545 244 211 .536
Bill Ferguson Saint Joseph's Ind 12 11 .522 1929 252 161 .610 252 161 .610
Eddie Hickey Saint Louis MVC 22 4 .846 3 1948 46 7 .868 176 79 .690 1 1
Benjamin Neff Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 13 17 .433 1948 24 30 .444 24 30 .444
Pete Newell San Francisco Ind 25 5 .833 8 1947 51 30 .630 51 30 .630
Ray Pesco Santa Clara Ind 8 15 .348 1946 49 36 .576 49 36 .576
Jack Reitemeier Seton Hall Ind 16 8 .667 1948 34 12 .739 34 12 .739
Dan Cunha Siena Ind 22 7 .759 1942 78 37 .678 78 37 .678
Frank Johnson South Carolina Southern 10 12 .455 1941 67 50 .573 77 66 .538
Sam Barry Southern California PCC 14 10 .583 1930 244 130 .652 1 1 306 184 .624 1 1
Doc Hayes Southern Methodist SWC 11 13 .458 1948 24 23 .511 24 23 .511
Edward Melvin St. Bonaventure WNY3 18 8 .692 1948 30 18 .625 30 18 .625
Daniel Lynch St. Francis (NY) Metro NY 20 13 .606 1949 20 13 .606 20 13 .606
Frank McGuire St. John's (NY) Metro NY 15 9 .625 1948 27 20 .574 27 20 .574
Everett Dean Stanford PCC 19 9 .679 1939 144 92 .610 1 1 1 352 189 .651 1 1 1
Lew Andreas Syracuse Ind 18 7 .720 1925 340 126 .730 340 126 .730
Josh Cody Temple Ind 14 9 .609 1943 87 66 .569 1 1 238 234 .504 1 1
Raymond Brown Tennessee Tech OVC 10 10 .500 1949 10 10 .500 10 10 .500
Emmett Lowery Tennessee SEC 19 7 .731 1948 39 12 .765 39 12 .765
Marty Karow Texas A&M SWC 5 19 .208 1942 37 83 .308 68 99 .407
Buster Brannon Texas Christian SWC 4 20 .167 1949 4 20 .167 89 57 .610 2 2
Dale Waters Texas-El Paso BIAA 9 12 .429 1946 25 31 .446 25 31 .446
Polk Robison Texas Tech BIAA 21 9 .700 1943 80 74 .519 80 74 .519
Jack Gray Texas SWC 17 7 .708 1937 168 72 .700 2 2 168 72 .700 2 2
Jerry Bush Toledo Ind 13 12 .520 1948 34 17 .667 34 17 .667
Clifford Wells Tulane SEC 24 4 .857 9 1946 84 23 .785 84 23 .785
John Garrison Tulsa MVC 4 20 .167 1948 11 36 .234 11 36 .234
John Wooden UCLA PCC 22 7 .759 15 1949 22 7 .759 66 22 .750
Joseph Whitesides Utah State MSAC 10 21 .323 1948 18 37 .327 18 37 .327
Vadal Peterson Utah MSAC 24 8 .750 12 1928 317 176 .643 2 2 1 317 176 .643 2 2 1
Donald Warnke Valparaiso Ind 8 17 .320 1949 8 17 .320 8 17 .320
Robert Polk Vanderbilt SEC 14 8 .636 1948 22 22 .500 22 22 .500
Fuzzy Evans Vermont Yankee 15 5 .750 1947 48 14 .774 48 14 .774
Alex Severence Villanova Ind 23 4 .852 14 Lost Regional Semifinal 1937 202 89 .694 2 2 202 89 .694 2 2
Frank Summers Virginia Military Institute Southern 3 16 .158 1936 9 46 .164 9 46 .164
Red Laird Virginia Tech Southern 10 13 .435 1948 24 22 .522 67 96 .411
Gus Tebell Virginia Ind 13 10 .565 1931 221 163 .576 300 198 .602
Murray Greason Wake Forest Southern 11 13 .458 1934 154 148 .510 1 1 154 148 .510 1 1
Robert Spessard Washington & Lee Southern 10 12 .455 1949 10 12 .455 10 12 .455
Blair Gullion Washington (MO) Ind 13 9 .591 1948 23 20 .535 133 90 .596
Jack Friel Washington State PCC 21 9 .700 1929 393 215 .646 1 1 1 393 215 .646 1 1 1
Arthur McLarney Washington PCC 11 15 .423 1948 34 26 .567 1 1 34 26 .567 1 1
Joel Mason Wayne State (MI) Ind 11 13 .458 1949 11 13 .458 11 13 .458
Gus Miller West Texas A&M BIAA 16 8 .667 1943 89 58 .605 89 58 .605
Lee Patton West Virginia Ind 18 6 .750 1946 78 15 .839 78 15 .839
E.A. Diddle Western Kentucky OVC 25 4 .862 5 1923 488 163 .750 1 1 488 163 .750 1 1
Herbert W. Buck Read Western Michigan MAC 12 10 .545 1922 358 173 .674 358 173 .674
Kenneth Gunning Wichita State MVC 10 16 .385 1949 10 16 .385 10 16 .385
Bernard Wilson William & Mary Southern 24 10 .706 1948 37 20 .649 37 20 .649
Bud Foster Wisconsin Big Ten 12 10 .545 1935 171 141 .548 2 2 1 171 141 .548 2 2 1
Everett Shelton Wyoming MSAC 25 10 .714 17 Won Regional Semifinal 1940 163 70 .700 5 5 1 163 70 .700 5 5 1
Lew Hirt Xavier Ind 16 10 .615 1947 48 35 .578 48 35 .578
Howard Hobson Yale Ivy 22 8 .733 11 Won Regional Semifinal 1948 36 21 .632 1 1 248 145 .631 2 2 1