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1956-57 Coaches

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National Champion: North Carolina
Final Four: Kansas, Michigan State, North Carolina and San Francisco

Consensus Player of the Year: Chet Forte

AP First #1: Kansas ▪ AP Final #1: North Carolina

Coaches

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ All stats are through the season in question
1956-57 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
Eugene Lambert Alabama SEC 15 11 .577 1957 15 11 .577 165 83 .665 4 2
Bill Kajikawa Arizona State BIAA 10 15 .400 1949 89 132 .403 89 132 .403
Fred Enke Arizona BIAA 13 13 .500 1926 474 258 .648 1 488 278 .637 1
Glen Rose Arkansas SWC 11 12 .478 1934 213 100 .681 1 1 213 100 .681 1 1
Orvis Sigler Army Ind 7 13 .350 1955 26 35 .426 26 35 .426
Joel Eaves Auburn SEC 13 8 .619 1950 107 72 .598 111 115 .491
BIll Henderson Baylor SWC 9 15 .375 1942 169 169 .500 3 3 1 169 169 .500 3 3 1
Don Martin Boston College Ind 12 11 .522 1954 37 57 .394 37 57 .394
Harold Anderson Bowling Green State MAC 14 9 .609 1943 269 129 .676 411 170 .707
Chuck Orsborn Bradley MVC 22 7 .759 19 1957 22 7 .759 22 7 .759
Stan Watts Brigham Young MSAC 19 9 .679 Lost Regional Semifinal 1950 154 80 .658 3 3 154 80 .658 3 3
Placido Gomez Brooklyn Metro NY 11 7 .611 1954 35 36 .493 35 36 .493
Stanley Ward Brown Ivy 8 16 .333 1955 22 52 .297 22 52 .297
Ben Kribbs Bucknell Ind 16 8 .667 1953 36 72 .333 36 72 .333
Tony Hinkle Butler Ind 11 14 .440 1927 370 242 .605 370 242 .605
Pete Newell California PCC 21 5 .808 13 Lost Regional Final 1955 47 29 .618 1 1 162 108 .600 1 1
Joseph Curran Canisius WNY3 22 6 .786 20 Lost Regional Semifinal 1954 68 34 .667 3 3 68 34 .667 3 3
George Smith Cincinnati Ind 15 9 .625 1953 75 47 .615 75 47 .615
Norm Sloan Citadel Southern 11 14 .440 1957 11 14 .440 11 14 .440
David Polansky City College of New York Metro NY 11 8 .579 1953 31 22 .585 31 22 .585
Press Maravich Clemson ACC 7 17 .292 1957 7 17 .292 7 17 .292
Howard Hartman Colgate Ind 14 10 .583 1950 91 79 .535 91 79 .535
Jim Williams Colorado State MSAC 9 16 .360 1955 32 41 .438 32 41 .438
Sox Walseth Colorado Big 7 14 9 .609 1957 14 9 .609 14 9 .609
Lou Rossini Columbia Ivy 18 6 .750 1951 111 53 .677 1 111 53 .677 1
Hugh Greer Connecticut Yankee 17 8 .680 Lost First Round 1947 201 62 .764 4 1 201 62 .764 4 1
Royner Greene Cornell Ivy 4 19 .174 1947 146 117 .555 1 1 146 117 .555 1 1
Doggie Julian Dartmouth Ivy 18 7 .720 1951 93 94 .497 1 1 287 175 .621 3 3 1
Tom Scott Davidson Southern 7 20 .259 1956 17 35 .327 117 100 .539
Tom Blackburn Dayton Ind 19 9 .679 1948 217 83 .723 1 1 217 83 .723 1 1
Hoyt Brawner Denver MSAC 11 12 .478 1949 103 125 .452 103 125 .452
Ray Meyer DePaul Ind 8 14 .364 1943 249 123 .669 3 2 249 123 .669 3 2
Bob Calihan Detroit Mercy MVC 11 15 .423 1949 125 111 .530 125 111 .530
John Benington Drake MVC 8 16 .333 1957 8 16 .333 8 16 .333
Harold Bradley Duke ACC 13 11 .542 1951 134 59 .694 1 134 59 .694 1
Dudey Moore Duquesne Ind 16 7 .696 1949 181 58 .757 1 1 181 58 .757 1 1
Paul McBrayer Eastern Kentucky OVC 6 15 .286 1948 134 100 .573 1 134 100 .573 1
Bud Kennedy Florida State Ind 9 17 .346 1957 9 17 .346 9 17 .346
John Mauer Florida SEC 14 10 .583 1952 72 62 .537 317 231 .578
John Bach Fordham Metro NY 16 10 .615 1950 135 75 .643 2 135 75 .643 2
Bill Vandenburgh Fresno State WCC 16 10 .615 1956 25 27 .481 25 27 .481
Lyles Alley Furman Southern 10 17 .370 1946 145 126 .535 145 126 .535
William Reinhart George Washington Southern 3 21 .125 1936 228 111 .673 1 408 212 .658 1
Tommy Nolan Georgetown Ind 11 11 .500 1957 11 11 .500 11 11 .500
Whack Hyder Georgia Tech SEC 18 8 .692 1952 56 86 .394 56 86 .394
Red Lawson Georgia SEC 8 16 .333 1952 37 111 .250 37 111 .250
Hank Anderson Gonzaga Ind 11 16 .407 1953 66 71 .482 66 71 .482
Bill Scott Hardin-Simmons BIAA 17 9 .654 Lost First Round 1952 76 86 .469 2 76 86 .469 2
Floyd S. Wilson Harvard Ivy 12 9 .571 1955 26 42 .382 26 42 .382
Roy Leenig Holy Cross Ind 11 12 .478 1956 33 17 .660 1 33 17 .660 1
Guy Lewis Houston MVC 10 16 .385 1957 10 16 .385 10 16 .385
John Grayson Idaho State Ind 25 4 .862 16 Won Regional Semifinal 1957 25 4 .862 1 1 25 4 .862 1 1
Harlan Hodges Idaho PCC 10 16 .385 1955 24 53 .312 133 119 .528
Harry Combes Illinois Big Ten 14 8 .636 1948 178 52 .774 3 3 1 178 52 .774 3 3 1
Branch McCracken Indiana Big Ten 14 8 .636 1939 251 97 .721 3 3 2 251 97 .721 3 3 2
James McDermott Iona Ind 12 7 .632 1954 41 42 .494 41 42 .494
Bill Strannigan Iowa State Big 7 16 7 .696 1955 45 22 .672 105 78 .574 1 1
Bucky O'Connor Iowa Big Ten 8 14 .364 1950 101 50 .669 2 2 2 101 50 .669 2 2 2
Tex Winter Kansas State Big 7 15 8 .652 1954 54 36 .600 1 1 79 61 .564 1 1
Dick Harp Kansas Big 7 24 3 .889 2 Lost National Final 1957 24 3 .889 1 1 1 24 3 .889 1 1 1
David McDowell Kent State MAC 5 18 .217 1956 15 29 .341 15 29 .341
Robert Wilson Kentucky Wesleyan Ind 16 12 .571 1957 16 12 .571 16 12 .571
Adolph Rupp Kentucky SEC 23 5 .821 3 Lost Regional Final 1931 563 97 .853 9 9 3 563 97 .853 9 9 3
Jim Pollard La Salle Ind 17 9 .654 1956 32 19 .627 32 19 .627
George Davidson Lafayette Ind 22 5 .815 Won Regional Semifinal 1956 42 12 .778 1 1 42 12 .778 1 1
Anthony Packer Lehigh Ind 8 10 .444 1951 58 77 .430 58 77 .430
Harry Rabenhorst Louisiana State SEC 6 19 .240 1926 340 264 .563 2 2 1 340 264 .563 2 2 1
Peck Hickman Louisville Ind 21 5 .808 6 1945 277 84 .767 1 277 84 .767 1
George Ireland Loyola (IL) Ind 14 10 .583 1952 69 73 .486 69 73 .486
Jim McCafferty Loyola (LA) Ind 14 12 .538 Lost First Round 1954 54 45 .545 2 54 45 .545 2
William Donovan Loyola Marymount WCC 11 16 .407 1953 68 67 .504 68 67 .504
Harold Woodbury Maine Yankee 6 14 .300 1956 12 26 .316 12 26 .316
Kenneth Norton Manhattan Metro NY 5 9 .357 1947 169 92 .648 1 169 92 .648 1
Jack Nagle Marquette Ind 10 15 .400 1954 58 44 .569 1 1 58 44 .569 1 1
Jule Rivlin Marshall MAC 15 9 .625 1956 33 14 .702 1 33 14 .702 1
Bud Millikan Maryland ACC 16 10 .615 1951 113 61 .649 113 61 .649
Robert Curran Massachusetts Yankee 13 11 .542 1953 57 55 .509 57 55 .509
Bob Vanatta Memphis Ind 24 6 .800 12 1957 24 6 .800 85 50 .630 1 1
Bruce Hale Miami (FL) Ind 13 13 .500 1955 36 36 .500 36 36 .500
Bill Rohr Miami (OH) MAC 17 8 .680 Lost First Round 1952 91 47 .659 3 91 47 .659 3
Forddy Anderson Michigan State Big Ten 16 10 .615 11 Won National Semifinal 1955 42 28 .600 1 1 1 216 107 .669 3 3 3
Bill Perigo Michigan Big Ten 13 9 .591 1953 48 62 .436 89 89 .500
Edgar Diddle Middle Tennessee OVC 12 13 .480 1957 12 13 .480 12 13 .480
Ozzie Cowles Minnesota Big Ten 14 8 .636 1949 130 67 .660 372 154 .707 4 4 1
Babe McCarthy Mississippi State SEC 17 8 .680 15 1956 29 20 .592 29 20 .592
Country Graham Mississippi SEC 9 12 .429 1950 88 103 .461 88 103 .461
Sparky Stalcup Missouri Big 7 10 13 .435 1947 147 105 .583 147 105 .583
Frosty Cox Montana MSAC 13 9 .591 1956 27 21 .562 174 110 .613 3 3
Bobby Laughlin Morehead State OVC 19 8 .704 Lost First Round 1954 68 35 .660 2 1 68 35 .660 2 1
Birney Crum Muhlenburg Ind 17 9 .654 1955 46 30 .605 46 30 .605
Rex Alexander Murray State OVC 11 13 .458 1955 37 38 .493 37 38 .493
Ben Carnevale Navy Ind 15 8 .652 1947 154 78 .664 3 2 206 89 .698 4 3 1
Jerry Bush Nebraska Big 7 11 12 .478 1955 27 40 .403 154 98 .611 1
Bill Olson New Hampshire Yankee 3 16 .158 1957 3 16 .158 3 16 .158
Presley Askew New Mexico State BIAA 6 18 .250 1954 34 50 .405 69 87 .442
Bill Stockton New Mexico MSAC 5 21 .192 1956 11 37 .229 11 37 .229
Howard Cann New York University Metro NY 8 13 .381 1924 399 221 .644 3 3 1 399 221 .644 3 3 1
Taps Gallagher Niagara WNY3 12 13 .480 1932 361 189 .656 361 189 .656
Everett Case North Carolina State ACC 15 11 .577 1947 280 71 .798 5 4 280 71 .798 5 4
Frank McGuire North Carolina ACC 32 0 1.000 1 Won National Final 1953 88 36 .710 1 1 1 190 72 .725 3 3 2
Waldo Fisher Northwestern Big Ten 6 16 .273 1953 35 75 .318 35 75 .318
John Jordan Notre Dame Ind 20 8 .714 17 Lost Regional Semifinal 1952 100 51 .662 3 3 115 65 .639 3 3
Floyd Stahl Ohio State Big Ten 14 8 .636 1951 75 79 .487 99 107 .481 1 1
James Snyder Ohio MAC 15 8 .652 1950 96 84 .533 96 84 .533
Abe Lemons Oklahoma City Ind 19 9 .679 9 Lost Regional Final 1956 39 16 .709 2 2 39 16 .709 2 2
Hank Iba Oklahoma State MVC 17 9 .654 20 1935 486 152 .762 6 6 3 584 168 .777 6 6 3
Doyle Parrack Oklahoma Big 7 8 15 .348 1956 12 34 .261 92 87 .514 4 2
Slats Gill Oregon State PCC 11 15 .423 1929 472 341 .581 3 3 472 341 .581 3 3
Steve Belko Oregon PCC 4 21 .160 1957 4 21 .160 80 49 .620 4 1
Van Sweet Pacific WCC 9 17 .346 1953 46 78 .371 52 101 .340
John Egli Penn State Ind 15 10 .600 1955 45 34 .570 1 1 45 34 .570 1 1
Jack McCloskey Pennsylvania Ivy 7 19 .269 1957 7 19 .269 7 19 .269
Duck Dowell Pepperdine WCC 7 18 .280 1956 9 41 .180 9 41 .180
Robert Timmons Pittsburgh Ind 16 11 .593 Won Regional Semifinal 1954 50 51 .495 1 1 50 51 .495 1 1
Albert E. Negratti Portland Ind 18 12 .600 1956 38 20 .655 38 20 .655
Cappy Cappon Princeton Ivy 14 9 .609 1939 204 161 .559 2 2 282 218 .564 2 2
Ray Eddy Purdue Big Ten 15 7 .682 1951 72 82 .468 72 82 .468
Jack Guy Rhode Island Yankee 11 11 .500 1953 59 59 .500 88 139 .388
Don Suman Rice SWC 16 8 .667 1950 108 81 .571 1 1 108 81 .571 1 1
Lester Hooker Richmond Southern 15 11 .577 1953 93 48 .660 108 61 .639
Warren Harris Rutgers Ind 8 15 .348 1957 8 15 .348 8 15 .348
Skip Hughes Saint Francis (PA) Ind 12 12 .500 1954 64 38 .627 64 38 .627
Jack Ramsay Saint Joseph's Ind 17 7 .708 1956 40 13 .755 40 13 .755
Eddie Hickey Saint Louis MVC 19 9 .679 10 Won Regional Semifinal 1948 195 79 .712 2 2 325 151 .683 3 3
James Weaver Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 17 9 .654 1956 33 19 .635 33 19 .635
Phil Woolpert San Francisco WCC 21 7 .750 Lost National Semifinal 1951 122 56 .685 3 3 3 122 56 .685 3 3 3
Walter McPherson San Jose State WCC 13 12 .520 1950 125 83 .601 1 125 83 .601 1
Bob Feerick Santa Clara WCC 15 7 .682 1951 99 75 .569 3 3 1 99 75 .569 3 3 1
John Castellani Seattle Ind 22 3 .880 5 1957 22 3 .880 22 3 .880
Honey Russell Seton Hall Ind 17 10 .630 1937 259 93 .736 274 101 .731
Dan Cunha Siena Ind 5 15 .250 1942 180 122 .596 180 122 .596
Frank Johnson South Carolina ACC 17 12 .586 1941 164 153 .517 174 169 .507
Forrest Twogood Southern California PCC 16 12 .571 1951 117 74 .613 1 1 1 167 146 .534 1 1 1
Doc Hayes Southern Methodist SWC 22 4 .846 4 Lost Regional Semifinal 1948 142 98 .592 3 3 1 142 98 .592 3 3 1
Edward Donovan St. Bonaventure WNY3 17 7 .708 1954 53 40 .570 53 40 .570
Daniel Lynch St. Francis (NY) Metro NY 12 14 .462 1949 162 88 .648 162 88 .648
Joe Lapchick St. John's (NY) Metro NY 14 9 .609 1937 194 64 .752 194 64 .752
Howard Dallmar Stanford PCC 11 15 .423 1955 45 29 .608 150 80 .652 1 1
Marcel Guley Syracuse Ind 18 7 .720 Lost Regional Final 1951 92 61 .601 1 1 92 61 .601 1 1
Harry Litwack Temple Ind 20 9 .690 1953 89 45 .664 1 1 1 89 45 .664 1 1 1
John Oldham Tennessee Tech OVC 9 11 .450 1956 23 18 .561 23 18 .561
Emmett Lowery Tennessee SEC 13 9 .591 1948 139 95 .594 139 95 .594
Kenneth Loeffler Texas A&M SWC 7 17 .292 1956 13 35 .271 227 160 .587 2 2 2
Buster Brannon Texas Christian SWC 14 10 .583 1949 118 103 .534 2 2 203 140 .592 4 4
George McCarty Texas-El Paso BIAA 14 8 .636 1954 47 40 .540 112 95 .541 1 1
Polk Robison Texas Tech Ind 12 11 .522 1943 197 155 .560 2 197 155 .560 2
Marshall Hughes Texas SWC 11 13 .458 1957 11 13 .458 11 13 .458
Edward Melvin Toledo MAC 5 19 .208 1955 19 49 .279 116 95 .550
Clifford Wells Tulane SEC 15 9 .625 1946 191 95 .668 191 95 .668
Clarence Iba Tulsa MVC 8 17 .320 1950 111 96 .536 1 1 111 96 .536 1 1
John Wooden UCLA PCC 22 4 .846 14 1949 183 66 .735 3 3 227 81 .737 3 3
Cecil Baker Utah State MSAC 11 13 .458 1951 99 95 .510 99 95 .510
Jack Gardner Utah MSAC 19 8 .704 1954 77 32 .706 2 2 224 113 .665 4 4 1
Kenneth Suesens Valparaiso Ind 11 14 .440 1952 67 79 .459 67 79 .459
Robert Polk Vanderbilt SEC 17 5 .773 8 1948 150 81 .649 150 81 .649
Fuzzy Evans Vermont Yankee 15 5 .750 1947 136 86 .613 136 86 .613
Alex Severence Villanova Ind 10 15 .400 1937 352 164 .682 4 3 352 164 .682 4 3
Jack Null Virginia Military Institute Southern 4 22 .154 1956 8 41 .163 8 41 .163
Chuck Noe Virginia Tech Southern 14 8 .636 1956 28 19 .596 52 65 .444
Bus Male Virginia ACC 6 19 .240 1952 67 88 .432 67 88 .432
Murray Greason Wake Forest ACC 19 9 .679 18 1934 285 243 .540 2 2 285 243 .540 2 2
Billy McCann Washington & Lee Southern 20 7 .741 1953 56 73 .434 56 73 .434
Blair Gullion Washington (MO) Ind 12 9 .571 1948 114 79 .591 224 149 .601
Jack Friel Washington State PCC 8 18 .308 1929 488 358 .577 1 1 1 488 358 .577 1 1 1
Tippy Dye Washington PCC 17 9 .654 1951 130 65 .667 2 2 1 194 106 .647 3 3 1
Gus Miller West Texas A&M BIAA 6 14 .300 1943 195 140 .582 1 195 140 .582 1
Neal Baisi West Virginia Tech Ind 19 2 .905 1957 19 2 .905 19 2 .905
Fred Schaus West Virginia Southern 25 5 .833 7 Lost First Round 1955 65 25 .722 3 65 25 .722 3
E.A. Diddle Western Kentucky OVC 17 9 .654 1923 663 224 .747 1 1 663 224 .747 1 1
Joseph Hoy Western Michigan MAC 8 13 .381 1953 53 52 .505 53 52 .505
Ralph Miller Wichita State MVC 15 11 .577 1952 100 66 .602 100 66 .602
Boydson Baird William & Mary Southern 9 18 .333 1953 51 73 .411 75 126 .373
Bud Foster Wisconsin Big Ten 5 17 .227 1935 254 234 .520 2 2 1 254 234 .520 2 2 1
Everett Shelton Wyoming MSAC 6 19 .240 1940 311 165 .653 7 7 1 311 165 .653 7 7 1
Ned Wulk Xavier Ind 20 8 .714 1952 89 70 .560 89 70 .560
Joseph Vancisin Yale Ivy 18 8 .692 Lost First Round 1957 18 8 .692 1 18 8 .692 1