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1958-59 Coaches

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National Champion: California
Final Four: California, Cincinnati, Louisville and West Virginia

Consensus Player of the Year: Oscar Robertson

AP First #1: Cincinnati ▪ AP Final #1: Kansas State

Coaches

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ All stats are through the season in question
1958-59 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
Bob Spear Air Force Ind 14 9 .609 1958 31 15 .674 31 15 .674
Eugene Lambert Alabama SEC 10 12 .455 1957 42 32 .568 192 104 .649 4 2
Ned Wulk Arizona State BIAA 17 9 .654 1958 30 22 .577 1 119 92 .564 1
Fred Enke Arizona BIAA 4 22 .154 1926 488 295 .623 1 502 315 .614 1
Glen Rose Arkansas SWC 9 14 .391 1934 239 124 .658 2 2 239 124 .658 2 2
George Hunter Army Ind 14 10 .583 1959 14 10 .583 14 10 .583
Joel Eaves Auburn SEC 20 2 .909 8 1950 143 80 .641 147 123 .544
BIll Henderson Baylor SWC 11 13 .458 1942 185 201 .479 3 3 1 185 201 .479 3 3 1
Don Martin Boston College Ind 17 9 .654 1954 69 72 .489 1 69 72 .489 1
Matt Zunic Boston University Ind 20 7 .741 Lost Regional Final 1958 35 12 .745 1 1 35 12 .745 1 1
Harold Anderson Bowling Green State MAC 18 8 .692 Lost First Round 1943 302 145 .676 1 444 186 .705 1
Chuck Orsborn Bradley MVC 25 4 .862 4 1957 67 18 .788 67 18 .788
Stan Watts Brigham Young MSAC 15 11 .577 1950 182 104 .636 3 3 182 104 .636 3 3
Placido Gomez Brooklyn Metro NY 8 10 .444 1954 54 53 .505 54 53 .505
Stanley Ward Brown Ivy 11 13 .458 1955 43 80 .350 43 80 .350
Ben Kribbs Bucknell Mid-Atl 16 7 .696 1953 68 87 .439 68 87 .439
Tony Hinkle Butler Ind 19 9 .679 1927 404 261 .608 404 261 .608
Pete Newell California PCC 25 4 .862 11 Won National Final 1955 91 42 .684 3 3 1 206 121 .630 3 3 1
Bob MacKinnon Canisius Ind 1 3 .250 1959 1 3 .250 1 3 .250
Joseph Curran Canisius Ind 6 13 .316 1954 76 66 .535 3 3 76 66 .535 3 3
George Smith Cincinnati MVC 26 4 .867 5 Lost National Semifinal 1953 126 54 .700 2 2 1 126 54 .700 2 2 1
Norm Sloan Citadel Southern 15 5 .750 1957 42 30 .583 42 30 .583
Nat Holman City College of New York Metro NY 6 12 .333 1920 423 186 .695 2 2 1 423 186 .695 2 2 1
Press Maravich Clemson ACC 8 16 .333 1957 23 49 .319 23 49 .319
Howard Hartman Colgate Ind 7 12 .368 1950 104 107 .493 104 107 .493
Jim Williams Colorado State MSAC 8 14 .364 1955 54 66 .450 54 66 .450
Sox Walseth Colorado Big 8 14 10 .583 1957 36 34 .514 36 34 .514
Archie Oldham Columbia Ivy 3 21 .125 1959 3 21 .125 3 21 .125
Hugh Greer Connecticut Yankee 17 7 .708 Lost First Round 1947 235 79 .748 6 1 235 79 .748 6 1
Royner Greene Cornell Ivy 8 15 .348 1947 165 143 .536 1 1 165 143 .536 1 1
Doggie Julian Dartmouth Ivy 22 6 .786 Lost First Round 1951 137 105 .566 3 2 331 186 .640 5 4 1
Tom Scott Davidson Southern 9 15 .375 1956 35 65 .350 135 130 .509
Tom Blackburn Dayton Ind 14 12 .538 1948 256 99 .721 1 1 256 99 .721 1 1
Irvin Wisniewski Delaware Mid-Atl 9 13 .409 1958 17 25 .405 17 25 .405
Hoyt Brawner Denver MSAC 14 10 .583 1949 130 147 .469 130 147 .469
Ray Meyer DePaul Ind 13 11 .542 Won Regional Semifinal 1943 270 146 .649 4 3 270 146 .649 4 3
Bob Calihan Detroit Mercy Ind 11 14 .440 1949 149 137 .521 149 137 .521
Maury John Drake MVC 9 15 .375 1959 9 15 .375 9 15 .375
Harold Bradley Duke ACC 13 12 .520 1951 165 78 .679 1 165 78 .679 1
Red Manning Duquesne Ind 13 11 .542 1959 13 11 .542 13 11 .542
John Brooks East Tennessee State OVC 13 10 .565 1958 20 28 .417 20 28 .417
Paul McBrayer Eastern Kentucky OVC 16 6 .727 Lost First Round 1948 158 117 .575 2 158 117 .575 2
Bud Kennedy Florida State Ind 8 15 .348 1957 26 48 .351 26 48 .351
John Mauer Florida SEC 8 15 .348 1952 92 86 .517 337 255 .569
John Bach Fordham Metro NY 17 8 .680 1950 167 92 .645 2 167 92 .645 2
Lyles Alley Furman Southern 14 12 .538 1946 169 154 .523 169 154 .523
William Reinhart George Washington Southern 14 11 .560 1936 254 133 .656 1 434 234 .650 1
Tommy Nolan Georgetown Ind 8 15 .348 1957 29 37 .439 29 37 .439
Whack Hyder Georgia Tech SEC 17 9 .654 1952 88 106 .454 88 106 .454
Red Lawson Georgia SEC 11 15 .423 1952 55 145 .275 55 145 .275
Robert Hulton Gettysburg Mid-Atl 13 13 .500 1959 13 13 .500 13 13 .500
Hank Anderson Gonzaga Ind 11 15 .423 1953 93 96 .492 93 96 .492
Bill Scott Hardin-Simmons BIAA 14 12 .538 1952 101 112 .474 2 101 112 .474 2
Floyd S. Wilson Harvard Ivy 10 15 .400 1955 52 66 .441 52 66 .441
Roy Leenig Holy Cross Ind 14 11 .560 1956 63 37 .630 1 63 37 .630 1
Guy Lewis Houston MVC 12 14 .462 1957 31 46 .403 31 46 .403
John Grayson Idaho State Ind 21 7 .750 Lost Regional Semifinal 1957 68 17 .800 3 3 68 17 .800 3 3
Harlan Hodges Idaho PCC 11 15 .423 1955 52 77 .403 161 143 .530
Harry Combes Illinois Big Ten 12 10 .545 1948 201 73 .734 3 3 1 201 73 .734 3 3 1
Branch McCracken Indiana Big Ten 11 11 .500 1939 275 119 .698 4 4 2 275 119 .698 4 4 2
James McDermott Iona Ind 14 7 .667 1954 73 55 .570 73 55 .570
Bill Strannigan Iowa State Big 8 9 16 .360 1955 69 46 .600 129 102 .558 1 1
Sharm Scheuerman Iowa Big Ten 10 12 .455 1959 10 12 .455 10 12 .455
Tex Winter Kansas State Big 8 25 2 .926 1 Lost Regional Final 1954 101 43 .701 3 3 1 126 68 .649 3 3 1
Dick Harp Kansas Big 8 11 14 .440 1957 53 22 .707 1 1 1 53 22 .707 1 1 1
William Bertka Kent State MAC 11 13 .458 1958 20 27 .426 20 27 .426
Adolph Rupp Kentucky SEC 24 3 .889 2 Lost Regional Semifinal 1931 610 106 .852 11 11 4 610 106 .852 11 11 4
Dudey Moore La Salle Mid-Atl 16 7 .696 1959 16 7 .696 207 77 .729 1 1
George Davidson Lafayette Mid-Atl 13 8 .619 1956 71 30 .703 1 1 71 30 .703 1 1
Anthony Packer Lehigh Mid-Atl 6 16 .273 1951 72 103 .411 72 103 .411
Jay McCreary Louisiana State SEC 10 15 .400 1958 17 33 .340 17 33 .340
Peck Hickman Louisville Ind 19 12 .613 Won National Semifinal 1945 309 108 .741 2 1 1 309 108 .741 2 1 1
George Ireland Loyola (IL) Ind 11 13 .458 1952 96 94 .505 96 94 .505
Hank Kuzma Loyola (LA) Ind 10 16 .385 1959 10 16 .385 10 16 .385
William Donovan Loyola Marymount WCC 8 15 .348 1953 82 100 .451 82 100 .451
Brian McCall Maine Yankee 15 7 .682 1959 15 7 .682 15 7 .682
Kenneth Norton Manhattan Metro NY 15 6 .714 1947 200 108 .649 2 1 200 108 .649 2 1
Eddie Hickey Marquette Ind 23 6 .793 20 Won Regional Semifinal 1959 23 6 .793 1 1 364 167 .685 4 4
Jule Rivlin Marshall MAC 12 12 .500 1956 62 33 .653 1 62 33 .653 1
Bud Millikan Maryland ACC 10 13 .435 1951 145 81 .642 1 1 145 81 .642 1 1
Robert Curran Massachusetts Yankee 11 13 .458 1953 81 80 .503 81 80 .503
Bob Vanatta Memphis Ind 17 6 .739 1957 56 19 .747 117 63 .650 1 1
Bruce Hale Miami (FL) Ind 18 7 .720 1955 68 51 .571 68 51 .571
Richard Shrider Miami (OH) MAC 14 11 .560 1958 32 20 .615 1 1 32 20 .615 1 1
Forddy Anderson Michigan State Big Ten 19 4 .826 7 Lost Regional Final 1955 77 38 .670 2 2 1 251 117 .682 4 4 3
Bill Perigo Michigan Big Ten 15 7 .682 1953 74 80 .481 115 107 .518
Edgar Diddle Middle Tennessee OVC 9 17 .346 1957 32 40 .444 32 40 .444
Ozzie Cowles Minnesota Big Ten 8 14 .364 1949 147 93 .613 389 180 .684 4 4 1
Babe McCarthy Mississippi State SEC 24 1 .960 3 1956 73 26 .737 73 26 .737
Country Graham Mississippi SEC 7 17 .292 1950 107 132 .448 107 132 .448
Sparky Stalcup Missouri Big 8 6 19 .240 1947 162 137 .542 162 137 .542
Dobbie Lambert Montana State Ind 12 13 .480 1958 30 21 .588 30 21 .588
Frosty Cox Montana MSAC 10 14 .417 1956 49 45 .521 196 134 .594 3 3
Bobby Laughlin Morehead State OVC 11 12 .478 1954 92 57 .617 2 1 92 57 .617 2 1
Birney Crum Muhlenburg Mid-Atl 13 9 .591 1955 71 51 .582 71 51 .582
Cal Luther Murray State OVC 10 15 .400 1959 10 15 .400 10 15 .400
Ben Carnevale Navy Ind 18 6 .750 Lost Regional Semifinal 1947 182 94 .659 4 3 234 105 .690 5 4 1
Jerry Bush Nebraska Big 8 12 13 .480 1955 49 66 .426 176 124 .587 1
Bill Olson New Hampshire Yankee 9 14 .391 1957 22 42 .344 22 42 .344
Presley Askew New Mexico State BIAA 17 11 .607 Lost First Round 1954 65 70 .481 1 100 107 .483 1
Bob Sweeney New Mexico MSAC 3 19 .136 1959 3 19 .136 3 19 .136
Lou Rossini New York University Metro NY 15 8 .652 1959 15 8 .652 132 79 .626 1
Taps Gallagher Niagara Ind 15 7 .682 1932 394 203 .660 394 203 .660
Everett Case North Carolina State ACC 22 4 .846 6 1947 320 81 .798 5 4 320 81 .798 5 4
Frank McGuire North Carolina ACC 20 5 .800 9 Lost First Round 1953 127 48 .726 2 1 1 229 84 .732 4 3 2
Pete Shands North Texas MVC 6 18 .250 1958 9 36 .200 9 36 .200
Bill Rohr Northwestern Big Ten 15 7 .682 1958 28 16 .636 119 63 .654 3
John Jordan Notre Dame Ind 12 13 .480 1952 136 69 .663 4 4 151 83 .645 4 4
Fred Taylor Ohio State Big Ten 11 11 .500 1959 11 11 .500 11 11 .500
James Snyder Ohio MAC 14 10 .583 1950 126 102 .553 126 102 .553
Abe Lemons Oklahoma City Ind 20 7 .741 17 1956 73 35 .676 2 2 73 35 .676 2 2
Hank Iba Oklahoma State Big 8 11 14 .440 1935 518 174 .749 7 7 3 616 190 .764 7 7 3
Doyle Parrack Oklahoma Big 8 15 10 .600 1956 40 54 .426 120 107 .529 4 2
Slats Gill Oregon State PCC 13 13 .500 1929 505 360 .584 3 3 505 360 .584 3 3
Steve Belko Oregon PCC 9 16 .360 1957 26 48 .351 102 76 .573 4 1
Van Sweet Pacific WCC 11 15 .423 1953 66 108 .379 72 131 .355
John Egli Penn State Ind 11 9 .550 1955 64 54 .542 1 1 64 54 .542 1 1
Jack McCloskey Pennsylvania Ivy 12 14 .462 1957 32 45 .416 32 45 .416
Duck Dowell Pepperdine WCC 16 8 .667 1956 40 60 .400 40 60 .400
Robert Timmons Pittsburgh Ind 10 14 .417 1954 78 72 .520 2 1 78 72 .520 2 1
Albert E. Negratti Portland Ind 19 8 .704 Lost First Round 1956 75 39 .658 1 75 39 .658 1
Cappy Cappon Princeton Ivy 19 5 .792 1939 238 174 .578 2 2 316 231 .578 2 2
Joseph Mullaney Providence Ind 20 7 .741 1958 38 13 .745 38 13 .745
Ray Eddy Purdue Big Ten 15 7 .682 1951 101 97 .510 101 97 .510
Ernest Calverley Rhode Island Yankee 8 12 .400 1958 12 29 .293 12 29 .293
Don Suman Rice SWC 11 13 .458 1950 132 105 .557 1 1 132 105 .557 1 1
Lester Hooker Richmond Southern 11 11 .500 1953 118 71 .624 133 84 .613
Warren Harris Rutgers Mid-Atl 9 15 .375 1957 24 45 .348 24 45 .348
Skip Hughes Saint Francis (PA) Ind 20 5 .800 1954 104 48 .684 104 48 .684
Jack Ramsay Saint Joseph's Mid-Atl 22 5 .815 14 Won Regional Semifinal 1956 80 27 .748 1 1 80 27 .748 1 1
John Benington Saint Louis MVC 20 6 .769 12 1959 20 6 .769 41 34 .547
James Weaver Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 19 6 .760 15 Lost Regional Final 1956 63 40 .612 1 1 63 40 .612 1 1
Phil Woolpert San Francisco WCC 6 20 .231 1951 153 78 .662 4 4 3 153 78 .662 4 4 3
Walter McPherson San Jose State WCC 5 19 .208 1950 143 115 .554 1 143 115 .554 1
Bob Feerick Santa Clara WCC 16 9 .640 1951 128 95 .574 3 3 1 128 95 .574 3 3 1
Vincent Cazzetta Seattle Ind 21 6 .778 13 1959 21 6 .778 21 6 .778
Honey Russell Seton Hall Ind 13 10 .565 1937 279 122 .696 294 130 .693
Dan Cunha Siena Ind 3 16 .158 1942 188 153 .551 188 153 .551
Walter Hambrick South Carolina ACC 4 20 .167 1959 4 20 .167 4 20 .167
Forrest Twogood Southern California PCC 15 11 .577 1951 144 98 .595 1 1 1 194 170 .533 1 1 1
Doc Hayes Southern Methodist SWC 16 8 .667 1948 173 116 .599 3 3 1 173 116 .599 3 3 1
Edward Donovan St. Bonaventure Ind 20 3 .870 19 1954 94 48 .662 94 48 .662
Daniel Lynch St. Francis (NY) Metro NY 5 18 .217 1949 181 115 .611 181 115 .611
Joe Lapchick St. John's (NY) Metro NY 20 6 .769 1937 232 78 .748 232 78 .748
Howard Dallmar Stanford PCC 15 9 .625 1955 72 51 .585 177 102 .634 1 1
Marcel Guley Syracuse Ind 14 9 .609 1951 117 80 .594 1 1 117 80 .594 1 1
Harry Litwack Temple Mid-Atl 6 19 .240 1953 122 67 .646 2 2 2 122 67 .646 2 2 2
John McClendon Tennessee State Ind 32 1 .970 1959 32 1 .970 32 1 .970
John Oldham Tennessee Tech OVC 16 9 .640 1956 56 36 .609 1 56 36 .609 1
Emmett Lowery Tennessee SEC 14 8 .636 1948 169 110 .606 169 110 .606
Bobby Rogers Texas A&M SWC 15 9 .625 1958 26 22 .542 26 22 .542
Buster Brannon Texas Christian SWC 20 6 .769 16 Lost Regional Semifinal 1949 155 116 .572 3 3 240 153 .611 5 5
George McCarty Texas-El Paso BIAA 14 9 .609 1954 75 58 .564 140 113 .553 1 1
Polk Robison Texas Tech SWC 15 9 .625 1943 227 172 .569 2 227 172 .569 2
Marshall Hughes Texas SWC 4 20 .167 1957 25 46 .352 25 46 .352
Edward Melvin Toledo MAC 11 13 .458 1955 39 76 .339 136 122 .527
Clifford Wells Tulane SEC 13 11 .542 1946 212 121 .637 212 121 .637
Clarence Iba Tulsa MVC 10 15 .400 1950 128 130 .496 1 1 128 130 .496 1 1
John Wooden UCLA PCC 16 9 .640 1949 215 85 .717 3 3 259 100 .721 3 3
Cecil Baker Utah State MSAC 19 7 .731 1951 122 122 .500 122 122 .500
Jack Gardner Utah MSAC 21 7 .750 18 Won Regional Semifinal 1954 118 46 .720 3 3 265 127 .676 5 5 1
Roy Skinner Vanderbilt SEC 14 10 .583 1959 14 10 .583 14 10 .583
Fuzzy Evans Vermont Yankee 12 10 .545 1947 163 106 .606 163 106 .606
Alex Severence Villanova Ind 18 7 .720 1937 382 182 .677 4 3 382 182 .677 4 3
Weenie Miller Virginia Military Institute Southern 5 13 .278 1959 5 13 .278 14 29 .326
Chuck Noe Virginia Tech Southern 16 5 .762 1956 55 32 .632 79 78 .503
Billy McCann Virginia ACC 11 14 .440 1958 21 27 .438 77 100 .435
Bones McKinney Wake Forest ACC 10 14 .417 1958 16 31 .340 16 31 .340
Bob McHenry Washington & Lee Ind 1 15 .062 1959 1 15 .062 1 15 .062
Blair Gullion Washington (MO) Ind 9 13 .409 1948 134 102 .568 244 172 .587
Marv Harshman Washington State PCC 10 16 .385 1959 10 16 .385 10 16 .385
Tippy Dye Washington PCC 18 8 .692 1951 156 91 .632 2 2 1 220 132 .625 3 3 1
Borden Price West Texas A&M BIAA 6 16 .273 1958 9 31 .225 9 31 .225
Fred Schaus West Virginia Southern 29 5 .853 10 Lost National Final 1955 120 32 .789 5 1 1 120 32 .789 5 1 1
E.A. Diddle Western Kentucky OVC 16 10 .615 1923 693 245 .739 1 1 693 245 .739 1 1
Don Boven Western Michigan MAC 2 20 .091 1959 2 20 .091 2 20 .091
Ralph Miller Wichita State MVC 14 12 .538 1952 128 90 .587 128 90 .587
William Chambers William & Mary Southern 13 11 .542 1958 28 25 .528 28 25 .528
Bud Foster Wisconsin Big Ten 3 19 .136 1935 265 267 .498 2 2 1 265 267 .498 2 2 1
Everett Shelton Wyoming MSAC 4 22 .154 1940 328 201 .620 8 7 1 328 201 .620 8 7 1
James McCafferty Xavier Ind 12 13 .480 1958 31 24 .564 31 24 .564
Joseph Vancisin Yale Ivy 10 13 .435 1957 42 31 .575 1 42 31 .575 1