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Tony Hinkle Coach for All Seasons

by Howard Caldwell

Tony Hinkle Coach for All Seasons Synopsis

Tony Hinkle was the man who shaped Butler University's athletic tradition. He served the institution for nearly half a century as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator. A Hoosier legend, Hinkle worked from 1934 to 1970 as Butler's head coach of basketball, baseball, and football. But it was for basketball that he gained the most fame, creating the Hinkle System -- a disciplined, high motion offense -- which countless other coaches have emulated. Hinkle's 560 career wins rank him among the NCAA's all-time winningest basketball coaches and his 41 years of coaching service rank sixth on the NCAA's all-time list behind legendary greats such as Phog Allen of Kansas, Ed Diddle of Western Kentucky, and Ray Meyer of DePaul. Based on numerous interviews with Hinkle and his players and associates, Tony Hinkle: Coach for All Seasons is an absorbing account of the life of a remarkable figure in the world of sport.

Tony Hinkle Coach for All Seasons Press Reviews

A faithful and warm portrait of an exceptional coach. - Indiana Magazine of History Tony Hinkle may well be the most remarkable coach in American collegiate athletic history... Howard Caldwell has done every fan of college athletics a great service in providing this informative and readable biography. -Bob Knight Why 'Tony' for Paul Daniel Hinkle? Why are football legends Stagg, Rockne and Crisler major figures in the life of this widely known basketball coach? Howard Caldwell knows why and tells why in taking this da Vinci of coaching through a lifetime that has been rewarding to Hinkle, to hundreds of his former players, and to sport. -Bob Hammel

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253223333
Publication date: 25th October 2010
Author: Howard Caldwell
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Biography: sport, Basketball, Sports training & coaching,

About Howard Caldwell

Howard Caldwell is a 1950 graduate of Butler University and a retired newscaster for WRTV-6 in Indianapolis. He is author of The Golden Age of Indianapolis Theaters (IUP, 2010).

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