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1952-53 Coaches

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National Champion: Indiana
Final Four: Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana State and Washington

Consensus Player of the Year: Bob Houbregs

AP First #1: La Salle ▪ AP Final #1: Indiana

Coaches

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ All stats are through the season in question
1952-53 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
Johnny Dee Alabama SEC 12 9 .571 1953 12 9 .571 12 9 .571
Bill Kajikawa Arizona State BIAA 12 7 .632 1949 53 70 .431 53 70 .431
Fred Enke Arizona BIAA 13 11 .542 1926 428 203 .678 1 442 223 .665 1
Glen Rose Arkansas SWC 10 11 .476 1934 164 58 .739 1 1 164 58 .739 1 1
Elmer Ripley Army Ind 11 8 .579 1952 19 17 .528 278 204 .577 1 1 1
Joel Eaves Auburn SEC 13 8 .619 1950 56 37 .602 60 80 .429
Ray Watts Baldwin-Wallace Ind 13 9 .591 1948 54 38 .587 54 38 .587
BIll Henderson Baylor SWC 10 11 .476 1942 129 115 .529 3 3 1 129 115 .529 3 3 1
Albert McClellan Boston College Ind 7 15 .318 1946 94 80 .540 201 110 .646
Harold Anderson Bowling Green State Ind 12 15 .444 1943 228 78 .745 370 119 .757
Forddy Anderson Bradley Ind 15 12 .556 1949 123 43 .741 1 1 1 155 66 .701 1 1 1
Stan Watts Brigham Young MSAC 22 8 .733 1950 86 39 .688 2 2 86 39 .688 2 2
Tubby Raskin Brooklyn Metro NY 6 11 .353 1945 29 42 .408 29 42 .408
Robert Morris Brown Ind 5 14 .263 1948 48 76 .387 48 76 .387
Ben Kribbs Bucknell Ind 3 16 .158 1953 3 16 .158 3 16 .158
Tony Hinkle Butler Ind 14 9 .609 1927 322 193 .625 322 193 .625
Nibs Price California PCC 15 10 .600 1925 436 287 .603 1 1 436 287 .603 1 1
Joseph Niland Canisius WNY3 9 14 .391 1949 72 53 .576 72 53 .576
Bob Dewey Case Western Reserve MAC 5 17 .227 1951 9 58 .134 9 58 .134
George Smith Cincinnati MAC 11 13 .458 1953 11 13 .458 11 13 .458
Leo A. Zack Citadel Southern 4 14 .222 1953 4 14 .222 4 14 .222
David Polansky City College of New York Metro NY 10 6 .625 1953 10 6 .625 10 6 .625
Banks McFadden Clemson Southern 8 10 .444 1947 69 75 .479 69 75 .479
Howard Hartman Colgate Ind 12 9 .571 1950 44 39 .530 44 39 .530
Bill Strannigan Colorado State MSAC 12 14 .462 1951 38 49 .437 38 49 .437
Bebe Lee Colorado Big 7 10 11 .476 1951 22 47 .319 50 92 .352
Lou Rossini Columbia Ivy 17 6 .739 1951 50 17 .746 1 50 17 .746 1
Hugh Greer Connecticut Yankee 17 4 .810 1947 124 35 .780 1 124 35 .780 1
Royner Greene Cornell Ivy 9 12 .429 1947 104 65 .615 104 65 .615
Stubby Salerno Creighton Ind 11 14 .440 1953 11 14 .440 11 14 .440
Doggie Julian Dartmouth Ivy 12 14 .462 1951 26 56 .317 220 137 .616 2 2 1
Danny Miller Davidson Southern 4 16 .200 1953 4 16 .200 4 16 .200
Tom Blackburn Dayton Ind 16 13 .552 1948 123 59 .676 1 1 123 59 .676 1 1
Hoyt Brawner Denver MSAC 9 16 .360 1949 64 66 .492 64 66 .492
Ray Meyer DePaul Ind 19 9 .679 19 Won Regional Semifinal 1943 198 85 .700 2 2 198 85 .700 2 2
Bob Calihan Detroit Mercy MVC 12 14 .462 1949 75 56 .573 75 56 .573
Jack McClelland Drake Ind 13 12 .520 1949 64 63 .504 64 63 .504
Harold Bradley Duke Southern 17 8 .680 1951 61 27 .693 61 27 .693
Dudey Moore Duquesne Ind 21 8 .724 9 1949 100 34 .746 1 1 100 34 .746 1 1
Paul McBrayer Eastern Kentucky OVC 16 9 .640 Lost First Round 1948 97 45 .683 1 97 45 .683 1
John Mauer Florida SEC 13 6 .684 1952 28 15 .651 273 184 .597
John Bach Fordham Metro NY 18 8 .692 Lost First Round 1950 72 36 .667 1 72 36 .667 1
Lyles Alley Furman Southern 21 6 .778 1946 86 74 .537 86 74 .537
William Reinhart George Washington Southern 15 7 .682 1936 159 74 .682 339 175 .660
Buddy Jeannette Georgetown Ind 13 7 .650 1953 13 7 .650 13 7 .650
Whack Hyder Georgia Tech SEC 5 17 .227 1952 12 32 .273 12 32 .273
Red Lawson Georgia SEC 7 18 .280 1952 10 40 .200 10 40 .200
Hank Anderson Gonzaga Ind 15 14 .517 1953 15 14 .517 15 14 .517
Bill Scott Hardin-Simmons BIAA 19 12 .613 Lost First Round 1952 36 27 .571 1 36 27 .571 1
Bo Shepard Harvard Ivy 7 16 .304 1950 29 66 .305 225 185 .549
Buster Sheary Holy Cross Ind 20 6 .769 13 Lost Regional Final 1949 110 27 .803 2 2 110 27 .803 2 2
Alden Pasche Houston MVC 9 13 .409 1951 27 44 .380 27 44 .380
Steve Belko Idaho State Ind 18 7 .720 Lost First Round 1953 18 7 .720 1 18 7 .720 1
Charles Finley Idaho PCC 14 11 .560 1948 92 88 .511 102 101 .502
Harry Combes Illinois Big Ten 18 4 .818 11 1948 112 30 .789 3 3 1 112 30 .789 3 3 1
Branch McCracken Indiana Big Ten 23 3 .885 1 Won National Final 1939 196 62 .760 2 2 2 196 62 .760 2 2 2
Clay Sutherland Iowa State Big 7 10 11 .476 1948 57 73 .438 57 73 .438
Bucky O'Connor Iowa Big Ten 12 10 .545 1950 37 18 .673 37 18 .673
Fred George John Carroll Ind 13 14 .481 1952 24 28 .462 24 28 .462
Jack Gardner Kansas State Big 7 17 4 .810 12 1940 147 81 .645 2 2 1 147 81 .645 2 2 1
Phog Allen Kansas Big 7 19 6 .760 3 Lost National Final 1908 549 195 .738 4 4 3 678 235 .743 4 4 3
Bud Haerr Kent State MAC 7 15 .318 1952 21 25 .457 21 25 .457
Kenneth Loeffler La Salle Ind 25 3 .893 6 1950 92 19 .829 162 116 .583
Butch van Breda Kolff Lafayette Ind 13 12 .520 1952 28 21 .571 28 21 .571
Rinso Marquette Lebanon Valley Ind 19 3 .864 Won Regional Semifinal 1953 19 3 .864 1 1 19 3 .864 1 1
Anthony Packer Lehigh Ind 12 8 .600 1951 25 33 .431 25 33 .431
Harry Rabenhorst Louisiana State SEC 22 3 .880 5 Won National Semifinal 1926 301 205 .595 1 1 1 301 205 .595 1 1 1
Peck Hickman Louisville Ind 22 6 .786 1945 189 61 .756 1 189 61 .756 1
George Ireland Loyola (IL) Ind 8 15 .348 1952 25 23 .521 25 23 .521
Tom Haggerty Loyola (LA) Ind 14 13 .519 1952 30 26 .536 30 26 .536
William Donovan Loyola Marymount Ind 14 14 .500 1953 14 14 .500 14 14 .500
Rome Rankin Maine Yankee 7 10 .412 1950 32 41 .438 32 41 .438
Kenneth Norton Manhattan Metro NY 20 6 .769 1947 115 59 .661 115 59 .661
Tex Winter Marquette Ind 13 11 .542 1952 25 25 .500 25 25 .500
Cam Henderson Marshall Ind 20 4 .833 1936 333 146 .695 333 146 .695
Bud Millikan Maryland Southern 15 8 .652 1951 43 27 .614 43 27 .614
Robert Curran Massachusetts Yankee 4 15 .211 1953 4 15 .211 4 15 .211
Dave Wike Miami (FL) Ind 9 12 .429 1953 9 12 .429 9 12 .429
Bill Rohr Miami (OH) MAC 17 6 .739 Lost First Round 1952 36 12 .750 1 36 12 .750 1
Pete Newell Michigan State Big Ten 13 9 .591 1951 36 29 .554 106 66 .616
Bill Perigo Michigan Big Ten 6 16 .273 1953 6 16 .273 47 43 .522
Charles Greer Middle Tennessee OVC 7 16 .304 1953 7 16 .304 7 16 .304
Ozzie Cowles Minnesota Big Ten 14 8 .636 1949 73 36 .670 315 123 .719 4 4 1
Paul Gregory Mississippi State SEC 9 10 .474 1948 41 73 .360 41 73 .360
Country Graham Mississippi SEC 14 11 .560 1950 49 51 .490 49 51 .490
Bob Vanatta Missouri State Ind 24 4 .857 20 1953 24 4 .857 24 4 .857
Sparky Stalcup Missouri Big 7 11 9 .550 1947 95 70 .576 95 70 .576
Jiggs Dahlberg Montana MSAC 14 11 .560 1938 205 199 .507 205 199 .507
Ellis Johnson Morehead State OVC 13 12 .520 1949 64 57 .529 64 57 .529
Bennie Borgmann Muhlenburg Ind 13 10 .565 1950 51 43 .543 51 43 .543
Harlan Hodges Murray State OVC 18 9 .667 1949 94 50 .653 94 50 .653
Ben Carnevale Navy Ind 16 5 .762 Lost First Round 1947 100 44 .694 2 1 152 55 .734 3 2 1
Harry Good Nebraska Big 7 9 11 .450 1947 78 86 .476 146 116 .557
Robert Kerr New Hampshire Yankee 8 10 .444 1953 8 10 .444 8 10 .444
George McCarty New Mexico State BIAA 7 17 .292 1950 65 55 .542 1 1 65 55 .542 1 1
Woody Clements New Mexico MSAC 10 14 .417 1945 93 90 .508 93 90 .508
Howard Cann New York University Metro NY 9 11 .450 1924 365 178 .672 3 3 1 365 178 .672 3 3 1
Taps Gallagher Niagara WNY3 22 6 .786 1932 285 157 .645 285 157 .645
Everett Case North Carolina State Southern 26 6 .812 18 1947 187 45 .806 3 3 187 45 .806 3 3
Frank McGuire North Carolina Southern 17 10 .630 1953 17 10 .630 119 46 .721 2 2 1
Herb Gregg Northern Arizona BIAA 4 19 .174 1951 16 61 .208 16 61 .208
Waldo Fisher Northwestern Big Ten 6 16 .273 1953 6 16 .273 6 16 .273
John Jordan Notre Dame Ind 19 5 .792 10 Lost Regional Final 1952 35 15 .700 1 1 50 29 .633 1 1
Floyd Stahl Ohio State Big Ten 10 12 .455 1951 24 42 .364 48 70 .407 1 1
James Snyder Ohio MAC 9 13 .409 1950 40 50 .444 40 50 .444
Doyle Parrack Oklahoma City Ind 18 6 .750 Won Regional Semifinal 1951 53 28 .654 2 2 53 28 .654 2 2
Hank Iba Oklahoma State MVC 23 7 .767 8 Lost Regional Final 1935 415 116 .782 5 5 3 513 132 .795 5 5 3
Bruce Drake Oklahoma Big 7 8 13 .381 1939 189 151 .556 3 3 1 189 151 .556 3 3 1
Slats Gill Oregon State PCC 11 18 .379 1929 412 290 .587 2 2 412 290 .587 2 2
William Borcher Oregon PCC 14 14 .500 1952 28 30 .483 28 30 .483
Van Sweet Pacific WCC 2 18 .100 1953 2 18 .100 8 41 .163
Elmer Gross Penn State Ind 15 9 .625 1950 62 34 .646 1 1 62 34 .646 1 1
Howard Dallmar Pennsylvania Ivy 22 5 .815 Lost Regional Semifinal 1949 88 43 .672 1 1 88 43 .672 1 1
Doc Carlson Pittsburgh Ind 12 11 .522 1923 366 249 .595 1 1 366 249 .595 1 1
Cappy Cappon Princeton Ivy 9 14 .391 1939 150 118 .560 1 1 228 175 .566 1 1
Ray Eddy Purdue Big Ten 4 18 .182 1951 20 46 .303 20 46 .303
Jack Guy Rhode Island Yankee 13 10 .565 1953 13 10 .565 42 90 .318
Don Suman Rice SWC 15 6 .714 1950 40 51 .440 40 51 .440
Lester Hooker Richmond Southern 20 7 .741 1953 20 7 .741 35 20 .636
Donald White Rutgers Ind 8 13 .381 1946 82 95 .463 278 266 .511
Bill Ferguson Saint Joseph's Ind 14 11 .560 1929 309 208 .598 309 208 .598
Eddie Hickey Saint Louis MVC 16 11 .593 1948 124 43 .743 1 1 254 115 .688 2 2
Thomas Foley Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 9 11 .450 1951 34 32 .515 34 32 .515
Phil Woolpert San Francisco WCC 10 11 .476 1951 30 41 .423 30 41 .423
Walter McPherson San Jose State WCC 15 8 .652 1950 69 37 .651 1 69 37 .651 1
Bob Feerick Santa Clara WCC 17 7 .708 16 Lost Regional Final 1951 43 34 .558 2 2 1 43 34 .558 2 2 1
Albert Brightman Seattle Ind 29 3 .906 14 Lost Regional Semifinal 1952 56 11 .836 1 1 56 11 .836 1 1
Honey Russell Seton Hall Ind 31 2 .939 2 1937 192 59 .765 207 67 .755
Dan Cunha Siena Ind 10 11 .476 1942 158 67 .702 158 67 .702
Frank Johnson South Carolina Southern 11 13 .458 1941 118 94 .557 128 110 .538
Forrest Twogood Southern California PCC 17 5 .773 1951 54 25 .684 104 97 .517
Doc Hayes Southern Methodist SWC 8 12 .400 1948 67 71 .486 67 71 .486
Edward Melvin St. Bonaventure WNY3 10 11 .476 1948 97 46 .678 97 46 .678
Daniel Lynch St. Francis (NY) Metro NY 20 7 .741 1949 85 57 .599 85 57 .599
Dusty DeStefano St. John's (NY) Metro NY 17 6 .739 7 1953 17 6 .739 17 6 .739
Robert Burnett Stanford PCC 6 17 .261 1952 25 26 .490 31 36 .463
Marcel Guley Syracuse Ind 7 11 .389 1951 40 26 .606 40 26 .606
Harry Litwack Temple Ind 16 10 .615 1953 16 10 .615 16 10 .615
Raymond Brown Tennessee Tech OVC 14 11 .560 1949 54 55 .495 54 55 .495
Emmett Lowery Tennessee SEC 13 8 .619 1948 90 53 .629 90 53 .629
John Floyd Texas A&M SWC 6 15 .286 1951 32 42 .432 1 32 42 .432 1
Buster Brannon Texas Christian SWC 16 8 .667 Lost Regional Semifinal 1949 73 52 .584 2 2 158 89 .640 4 4
Dale Waters Texas-El Paso BIAA 4 21 .160 1946 47 84 .359 47 84 .359
Polk Robison Texas Tech BIAA 12 10 .545 1943 134 120 .528 134 120 .528
Thurman Hull Texas SWC 12 9 .571 1952 28 17 .622 28 17 .622
Jerry Bush Toledo MAC 16 7 .696 1948 114 48 .704 114 48 .704
Clifford Wells Tulane SEC 12 6 .667 1946 135 60 .692 135 60 .692
Clarence Iba Tulsa MVC 15 10 .600 1950 51 48 .515 51 48 .515
John Wooden UCLA PCC 16 8 .667 1949 100 44 .694 2 2 144 59 .709 2 2
Cecil Baker Utah State MSAC 17 13 .567 1951 46 49 .484 46 49 .484
Vadal Peterson Utah MSAC 10 14 .417 1928 385 230 .626 2 2 1 385 230 .626 2 2 1
Kenneth Suesens Valparaiso Ind 9 15 .375 1952 21 27 .438 21 27 .438
Robert Polk Vanderbilt SEC 10 9 .526 1948 86 56 .606 86 56 .606
Fuzzy Evans Vermont Yankee 11 10 .524 1947 96 47 .671 96 47 .671
Alex Severence Villanova Ind 19 8 .704 1937 290 116 .714 3 2 290 116 .714 3 2
Chuck Noe Virginia Military Institute Southern 5 19 .208 1953 5 19 .208 5 19 .208
Red Laird Virginia Tech Southern 4 19 .174 1948 67 76 .469 110 150 .423
Bus Male Virginia Ind 10 13 .435 1952 21 26 .447 21 26 .447
Murray Greason Wake Forest Southern 19 6 .760 15 Lost Regional Semifinal 1934 213 203 .512 2 2 213 203 .512 2 2
Billy McCann Washington & Lee Southern 2 20 .091 1953 2 20 .091 2 20 .091
John Palcheff Washington (MO) Ind 13 11 .542 1953 13 11 .542 13 11 .542
Jack Friel Washington State PCC 7 27 .206 1929 455 286 .614 1 1 1 455 286 .614 1 1 1
Tippy Dye Washington PCC 28 3 .903 4 Lost National Semifinal 1951 77 15 .837 2 2 1 141 56 .716 3 3 1
Gus Miller West Texas A&M BIAA 8 13 .381 1943 149 102 .594 149 102 .594
Red Brown West Virginia Southern 19 7 .731 1951 60 20 .750 60 20 .750
E.A. Diddle Western Kentucky OVC 25 6 .806 17 1923 583 190 .754 1 1 583 190 .754 1 1
Joseph Hoy Western Michigan MAC 12 9 .571 1953 12 9 .571 12 9 .571
Ralph Miller Wichita State MVC 16 11 .593 1952 27 30 .474 27 30 .474
Boydson Baird William & Mary Southern 10 13 .435 1953 10 13 .435 34 66 .340
Bud Foster Wisconsin Big Ten 13 9 .591 1935 221 179 .552 2 2 1 221 179 .552 2 2 1
Everett Shelton Wyoming MSAC 20 10 .667 Won Regional Semifinal 1940 262 109 .706 7 7 1 262 109 .706 7 7 1
Ned Wulk Xavier Ind 11 12 .478 1952 21 26 .447 21 26 .447
Howard Hobson Yale Ivy 10 15 .400 1948 91 72 .558 1 1 303 196 .607 2 2 1