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1950-51 Coaches

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

Consensus Player of the Year: Sherman White

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

Coaches

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ All stats are through the season in question
1950-51 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
Floyd Burdette Alabama SEC 15 8 .652 1947 68 50 .576 68 50 .576
Bill Kajikawa Arizona State BIAA 9 16 .360 1949 33 47 .412 33 47 .412
Fred Enke Arizona BIAA 24 6 .800 12 Lost First Round 1926 404 176 .697 1 418 196 .681 1
Presley Askew Arkansas SWC 13 11 .542 1950 25 23 .521 25 23 .521
John Mauer Army Ind 9 8 .529 1948 33 35 .485 245 169 .592
Joel Eaves Auburn SEC 12 10 .545 1950 29 17 .630 33 60 .355
Unknown Baldwin-Wallace Ind 19 7 .731 1951 19 7 .731 19 7 .731
BIll Henderson Baylor SWC 8 16 .333 1942 113 86 .568 3 3 1 113 86 .568 3 3 1
Dolph Stanley Beloit Ind 18 5 .783 1951 18 5 .783 18 5 .783
Albert McClellan Boston College Ind 17 11 .607 1946 65 60 .520 172 90 .656
George Muellich Bowling Green State Ind 5 8 .385 1951 5 8 .385 5 8 .385
Harold Anderson Bowling Green State Ind 10 4 .714 1943 199 53 .790 341 94 .784
Forddy Anderson Bradley MVC 32 6 .842 6 1949 91 19 .827 1 1 1 123 42 .745 1 1 1
Stan Watts Brigham Young MSAC 28 9 .757 11 Won Regional Semifinal 1950 50 21 .704 2 2 50 21 .704 2 2
Tubby Raskin Brooklyn Metro NY 11 9 .550 1945 14 24 .368 14 24 .368
Robert Morris Brown Ind 8 11 .421 1948 38 47 .447 38 47 .447
Jack Guy Bucknell Ind 9 13 .409 1948 21 64 .247 21 64 .247
Tony Hinkle Butler Ind 5 19 .208 1927 296 172 .632 296 172 .632
Nibs Price California PCC 16 16 .500 1925 404 264 .605 1 1 404 264 .605 1 1
Joseph Niland Canisius WNY3 15 10 .600 1949 48 30 .615 48 30 .615
Bob Dewey Case Western Reserve MAC 3 18 .143 1951 3 18 .143 3 18 .143
John Wiethe Cincinnati MAC 18 4 .818 17 1947 95 31 .754 95 31 .754
Bernard O'Neil Citadel Southern 6 11 .353 1948 19 53 .264 19 53 .264
Nat Holman City College of New York Metro NY 12 7 .632 1920 397 139 .741 2 2 1 397 139 .741 2 2 1
Banks McFadden Clemson Southern 11 7 .611 1947 44 58 .431 44 58 .431
Howard Hartman Colgate Ind 12 10 .545 1950 22 18 .550 22 18 .550
Bill Strannigan Colorado State MSAC 13 20 .394 1951 13 20 .394 13 20 .394
Bebe Lee Colorado Big 7 4 20 .167 1951 4 20 .167 32 65 .330
Lou Rossini Columbia Ivy 21 1 .955 3 Lost First Round 1951 21 1 .955 1 21 1 .955 1
Hugh Greer Connecticut Yankee 22 4 .846 Lost First Round 1947 87 24 .784 1 87 24 .784 1
Royner Greene Cornell Ivy 20 5 .800 1947 79 44 .642 79 44 .642
Duce Belford Creighton Ind 9 18 .333 1946 50 68 .424 50 68 .424
Doggie Julian Dartmouth Ivy 3 23 .115 1951 3 23 .115 197 104 .654 2 2 1
Boydson Baird Davidson Southern 7 19 .269 1950 17 35 .327 17 35 .327
Tom Blackburn Dayton Ind 27 5 .844 13 1948 79 41 .658 79 41 .658
Hoyt Brawner Denver MSAC 14 16 .467 1949 44 35 .557 44 35 .557
Ray Meyer DePaul Ind 13 12 .520 1943 160 68 .702 1 1 160 68 .702 1 1
Bob Calihan Detroit Mercy MVC 17 14 .548 1949 49 30 .620 49 30 .620
Jack McClelland Drake MVC 11 14 .440 1949 38 39 .494 38 39 .494
Harold Bradley Duke Southern 20 13 .606 1951 20 13 .606 20 13 .606
Dudey Moore Duquesne Ind 16 11 .593 1949 56 22 .718 56 22 .718
Paul McBrayer Eastern Kentucky OVC 18 8 .692 1948 68 25 .731 68 25 .731
Arad McCutchan Evansville OVC 23 7 .767 1949 51 32 .614 51 32 .614
Sam McAllister Florida SEC 11 12 .478 1938 119 103 .536 143 121 .542
John Bach Fordham Metro NY 19 8 .704 1950 34 20 .630 34 20 .630
Lyles Alley Furman Southern 3 20 .130 1946 47 62 .431 47 62 .431
William Reinhart George Washington Southern 12 12 .500 1936 129 58 .690 309 159 .660
Buddy O'Grady Georgetown Ind 8 14 .364 1950 20 26 .435 20 26 .435
Roy McArthur Georgia Tech SEC 8 19 .296 1947 57 72 .442 57 72 .442
Jim Whatley Georgia SEC 13 11 .542 1950 24 18 .571 50 57 .467
Jack Martin Hardin-Simmons BIAA 13 15 .464 1949 41 40 .506 41 40 .506
Bo Shepard Harvard Ivy 8 18 .308 1950 17 33 .340 213 152 .584
Buster Sheary Holy Cross Ind 20 5 .800 1949 66 17 .795 1 1 66 17 .795 1 1
Alden Pasche Houston MVC 11 17 .393 1951 11 17 .393 11 17 .393
Charles Finley Idaho PCC 15 14 .517 1948 59 64 .480 69 77 .473
Harry Combes Illinois Big Ten 22 5 .815 5 Lost Regional Final 1948 72 22 .766 2 2 72 22 .766 2 2
Branch McCracken Indiana Big Ten 19 3 .864 7 1939 157 53 .748 1 1 1 157 53 .748 1 1 1
Clay Sutherland Iowa State Big 7 9 12 .429 1948 37 51 .420 37 51 .420
Rollie Williams Iowa Big Ten 15 7 .682 1930 139 131 .515 139 131 .515
Elmer Ripley John Carroll Ind 2 21 .087 1950 11 32 .256 259 187 .581 1 1 1
Jack Gardner Kansas State Big 7 25 4 .862 4 Lost National Final 1940 111 72 .607 2 2 1 111 72 .607 2 2 1
Phog Allen Kansas Big 7 16 8 .667 1908 502 186 .730 2 2 1 631 226 .736 2 2 1
Adolph Rupp Kentucky SEC 32 2 .941 1 Won National Final 1931 443 80 .847 5 5 3 443 80 .847 5 5 3
Kenneth Loeffler La Salle Ind 22 7 .759 1950 43 11 .796 113 108 .511
Raymond Stanley Lafayette Mid-3 14 11 .560 1950 32 17 .653 32 17 .653
Don Ridley Lawrence Ind 20 3 .870 1948 42 9 .824 42 9 .824
Anthony Packer Lehigh Mid-3 6 13 .316 1951 6 13 .316 6 13 .316
Clair Bee Long Island University Ind 20 4 .833 1932 360 80 .818 413 88 .824
Harry Rabenhorst Louisiana State SEC 10 14 .417 1926 262 195 .573 262 195 .573
Peck Hickman Louisville Ind 19 7 .731 Lost First Round 1945 147 49 .750 1 147 49 .750 1
John Jordan Loyola (IL) Ind 15 14 .517 1951 15 14 .517 15 14 .517
Scotty McDonald Loyola Marymount Ind 14 11 .560 1950 23 28 .451 23 28 .451
Rome Rankin Maine Yankee 5 13 .278 1950 18 19 .486 18 19 .486
Kenneth Norton Manhattan Metro NY 16 6 .727 1947 83 44 .654 83 44 .654
Bill Chandler Marquette Ind 8 14 .364 1931 193 198 .494 233 283 .452
Cam Henderson Marshall OVC 13 13 .500 1936 298 131 .695 298 131 .695
Bud Millikan Maryland Southern 15 10 .600 1951 15 10 .600 15 10 .600
Lorin Ball Massachusetts Yankee 6 15 .286 1947 26 57 .313 26 57 .313
Hart Morris Miami (FL) Ind 10 12 .455 1949 43 29 .597 43 29 .597
John Brickels Miami (OH) MAC 10 13 .435 1950 15 28 .349 27 34 .443
Pete Newell Michigan State Big Ten 10 11 .476 1951 10 11 .476 80 48 .625
Ernie McCoy Michigan Big Ten 7 15 .318 1949 33 32 .508 33 32 .508
Ozzie Cowles Minnesota Big Ten 13 9 .591 1949 44 21 .677 286 108 .726 4 4 1
Paul Gregory Mississippi State SEC 3 16 .158 1948 20 52 .278 20 52 .278
Country Graham Mississippi SEC 12 12 .500 1950 20 29 .408 20 29 .408
Sparky Stalcup Missouri Big 7 16 8 .667 1947 70 51 .579 70 51 .579
Brick Breeden Montana State Ind 24 12 .667 Lost First Round 1936 198 122 .619 1 198 122 .619 1
Jiggs Dahlberg Montana Ind 13 18 .419 1938 179 174 .507 179 174 .507
Ellis Johnson Morehead State OVC 14 12 .538 1949 40 31 .563 40 31 .563
Bennie Borgmann Muhlenburg Ind 11 14 .440 1950 28 20 .583 28 20 .583
Harlan Hodges Murray State OVC 21 6 .778 16 1949 52 31 .627 52 31 .627
Ben Carnevale Navy Ind 16 6 .727 1947 68 32 .680 1 1 120 43 .736 2 2 1
Harry Good Nebraska Big 7 9 14 .391 1947 62 58 .517 130 88 .596
Andy Mooradian New Hampshire Yankee 4 12 .250 1951 4 12 .250 4 12 .250
George McCarty New Mexico State BIAA 19 14 .576 1950 36 27 .571 36 27 .571
Woody Clements New Mexico BIAA 13 11 .542 1945 83 76 .522 83 76 .522
Howard Cann New York University Metro NY 12 4 .750 1924 339 159 .681 3 3 1 339 159 .681 3 3 1
Taps Gallagher Niagara WNY3 18 10 .643 1932 255 130 .662 255 130 .662
Everett Case North Carolina State Southern 30 7 .811 8 Won Regional Semifinal 1947 137 29 .825 2 2 137 29 .825 2 2
Tom Scott North Carolina Southern 12 15 .444 1947 88 50 .638 88 50 .638
Herb Gregg Northern Arizona BIAA 8 19 .296 1951 8 19 .296 8 19 .296
Harold Olsen Northwestern Big Ten 12 10 .545 1951 12 10 .545 300 221 .576 4 4 1
Moose Krause Notre Dame Ind 13 11 .542 1943 98 48 .671 109 62 .637
Floyd Stahl Ohio State Big Ten 6 16 .273 1951 6 16 .273 30 44 .405 1 1
James Snyder Ohio MAC 13 11 .542 1950 19 25 .432 19 25 .432
Doyle Parrack Oklahoma City Ind 16 14 .533 1951 16 14 .533 16 14 .533
Hank Iba Oklahoma State MVC 29 6 .829 2 Won Regional Final 1935 373 101 .787 4 4 3 471 117 .801 4 4 3
Bruce Drake Oklahoma Big 7 14 10 .583 1939 174 121 .590 3 3 1 174 121 .590 3 3 1
Slats Gill Oregon State PCC 14 18 .438 1929 392 253 .608 2 2 392 253 .608 2 2
John Warren Oregon PCC 18 13 .581 1945 87 76 .534 1 1 87 76 .534 1 1
Elmer Gross Penn State Ind 14 9 .609 1950 27 19 .587 27 19 .587
Howard Dallmar Pennsylvania Ivy 19 8 .704 1949 45 30 .600 45 30 .600
Doc Carlson Pittsburgh Ind 9 17 .346 1923 344 226 .604 1 1 344 226 .604 1 1
Cappy Cappon Princeton Ivy 15 7 .682 1939 125 93 .573 203 150 .575
Ray Eddy Purdue Big Ten 8 14 .364 1951 8 14 .364 8 14 .364
Robert Haire Rhode Island Yankee 13 15 .464 1949 47 29 .618 47 29 .618
Don Suman Rice SWC 8 15 .348 1950 16 30 .348 16 30 .348
Malcolm Pitt Richmond Southern 7 14 .333 1934 190 153 .554 190 153 .554
Donald White Rutgers Mid-3 7 14 .333 1946 68 69 .496 264 240 .524
Bill Ferguson Saint Joseph's Ind 13 14 .481 1929 275 190 .591 275 190 .591
Eddie Hickey Saint Louis MVC 22 8 .733 10 1948 85 24 .780 215 96 .691 1 1
Thomas Foley Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 9 11 .450 1951 9 11 .450 9 11 .450
Phil Woolpert San Francisco Ind 9 17 .346 1951 9 17 .346 9 17 .346
Walter McPherson San Jose State Ind 18 12 .600 Lost First Round 1950 39 19 .672 1 39 19 .672 1
Bob Feerick Santa Clara Ind 9 15 .375 1951 9 15 .375 9 15 .375
Honey Russell Seton Hall Ind 24 7 .774 1937 136 54 .716 151 62 .709
Dan Cunha Siena Ind 19 8 .704 18 1942 124 50 .713 124 50 .713
Frank Johnson South Carolina Southern 13 12 .520 1941 93 71 .567 103 87 .542
Forrest Twogood Southern California PCC 21 6 .778 19 1951 21 6 .778 71 78 .477
Doc Hayes Southern Methodist SWC 14 10 .583 1948 48 46 .511 48 46 .511
Edward Melvin St. Bonaventure WNY3 19 6 .760 1948 66 29 .695 66 29 .695
Daniel Lynch St. Francis (NY) Metro NY 19 11 .633 1949 45 42 .517 45 42 .517
Frank McGuire St. John's (NY) Metro NY 26 5 .839 9 Lost Regional Semifinal 1948 77 30 .720 1 1 77 30 .720 1 1
Everett Dean Stanford PCC 12 14 .462 1939 167 120 .582 1 1 1 375 217 .633 1 1 1
Marcel Guley Syracuse Ind 19 9 .679 1951 19 9 .679 19 9 .679
Josh Cody Temple Ind 12 13 .480 1943 113 89 .559 1 1 264 257 .507 1 1
Raymond Brown Tennessee Tech OVC 12 9 .571 1949 31 31 .500 31 31 .500
Emmett Lowery Tennessee SEC 10 13 .435 1948 64 36 .640 64 36 .640
John Floyd Texas A&M SWC 17 12 .586 Lost First Round 1951 17 12 .586 1 17 12 .586 1
Buster Brannon Texas Christian SWC 16 9 .640 1949 33 40 .452 118 77 .605 2 2
Dale Waters Texas-El Paso BIAA 10 15 .400 1946 35 46 .432 35 46 .432
Polk Robison Texas Tech BIAA 14 14 .500 1943 108 100 .519 108 100 .519
Jack Gray Texas SWC 13 14 .481 1937 194 97 .667 2 2 194 97 .667 2 2
Jerry Bush Toledo Ind 22 7 .759 14 1948 78 30 .722 78 30 .722
Clifford Wells Tulane SEC 12 12 .500 1946 111 42 .725 111 42 .725
Clarence Iba Tulsa MVC 10 17 .370 1950 22 28 .440 22 28 .440
John Wooden UCLA PCC 19 10 .655 1949 65 24 .730 1 1 109 39 .736 1 1
Cecil Baker Utah State MSAC 12 22 .353 1951 12 22 .353 12 22 .353
Vadal Peterson Utah MSAC 23 13 .639 1928 356 207 .632 2 2 1 356 207 .632 2 2 1
Sonny Allen Valparaiso Ind 12 10 .545 1950 27 18 .600 27 18 .600
Robert Polk Vanderbilt SEC 19 8 .704 1948 58 38 .604 58 38 .604
Fuzzy Evans Vermont Yankee 14 6 .700 1947 71 31 .696 71 31 .696
Alex Severence Villanova Ind 25 7 .781 20 Lost First Round 1937 252 100 .716 3 2 252 100 .716 3 2
William O'Hara Virginia Military Institute Southern 3 18 .143 1950 7 35 .167 7 35 .167
Red Laird Virginia Tech Southern 19 10 .655 1948 59 41 .590 102 115 .470
Gus Tebell Virginia Ind 8 14 .364 1931 241 190 .559 320 225 .587
Murray Greason Wake Forest Southern 16 14 .533 1934 184 178 .508 1 1 184 178 .508 1 1
Scott Hamilton Washington & Lee Southern 8 17 .320 1951 8 17 .320 8 17 .320
Blair Gullion Washington (MO) Ind 16 5 .762 1948 56 31 .644 166 101 .622
Jack Friel Washington State PCC 17 15 .531 1929 429 243 .638 1 1 1 429 243 .638 1 1 1
Tippy Dye Washington PCC 24 6 .800 15 Lost Regional Semifinal 1951 24 6 .800 1 1 88 47 .652 2 2
Gus Miller West Texas A&M BIAA 14 12 .538 1943 122 80 .604 122 80 .604
Red Brown West Virginia Southern 18 9 .667 1951 18 9 .667 18 9 .667
E.A. Diddle Western Kentucky OVC 19 10 .655 1923 532 179 .748 1 1 532 179 .748 1 1
Bill Perigo Western Michigan MAC 13 9 .591 1950 25 19 .568 25 19 .568
Kenneth Gunning Wichita State MVC 9 16 .360 1949 26 49 .347 26 49 .347
Bernard Wilson William & Mary Southern 20 11 .645 1948 80 40 .667 80 40 .667
Bud Foster Wisconsin Big Ten 10 12 .455 1935 198 158 .556 2 2 1 198 158 .556 2 2 1
Everett Shelton Wyoming MSAC 26 11 .703 1940 214 92 .699 5 5 1 214 92 .699 5 5 1
Lew Hirt Xavier Ind 16 10 .615 1947 76 61 .555 76 61 .555
Howard Hobson Yale Ivy 14 13 .519 1948 67 43 .609 1 1 279 167 .626 2 2 1